region used to be part of the German Colony Togo until it became
part of Ghana in 1956. The Volta Region is a landscape of
contrast - here you find the lowest point - Keta Lagoon and the
highest point with 1000 meters - Mount Afadzato in Ghana. One
could also say it is the land of waterfalls, mountains and
caves. The area north and south of the region is flat savanna
which is excellent for rearing cattle and crowing vegetables.
The middle belt in the north- south direction is a forest region
with Cocoa, Coffee and Maize Plantations. The southern end of
the region is flanked by the sea and has wonderful beaches. The
Volta Region does not have any natural mineral resources. The
tribe in this region are the Ewe and it is believed that they
originate from the Delta area of the River Niger in Nigeria.
They do not have anything in common with any other tribe in
regions capital Ho used to be a central exchange point for Gold,
Kola Nuts, Slaves and Salt during the Colonial times as it was
in the middle between Togo and Cote d'Ivoire. At the beginning
of the 1900's s when the area was still under Togo, the German's
set up their Administration in Ho due to it's cool climate. They
built schools and churches for the numerous missionaries which
came to the area. In 1914 they had to surrender the region to
the British and as they soon found the climate favourable as
well and made Ho the capital for the region.
Krachi used to be famous in ancient times. The Marabou and
Muslim Teacher Alhaji Oumarou Titibrika used to live here and
apart from operating the oldest Islamic University in West
Africa he was also a great Oracle and many pilgrims came to him
for advice. The old town Kete Krachi was buried under the Volta
Lake during the construction of the Akosombo Dam and the town
was re-located. Today Kete Krachi is important as a harbor town
from where farmers convey their goods down river or up river on
the Yapei Queen twice a week.
From the Volta Region we select some
Ghana's highest waterfall is great in any ways and
has a bright future ahead. First to admire is the
sheer grandeur of the fall itself; the spectacular . . .
Tsatsudo Falls is a waterfall with about five stages in the
village of Alevanyo Abeheanse, about 15 km from Hohoe. It can
easily be reached from the lorry park in Hohoe, but . . .
Mount Afadjato is the
highest mountain in Ghana, at an altitude of 880 m (2900 ft). The mountain
is located in the Agumatsa Range near the villages of . . .
bout 15km from Hohoe are the Lipke Caves. These were
originally built to serve the people as homes but
eventually became safe hiding . . .
Monkey Sanctuary (a sacred grove) is a traditional conservation area backed
by statutory enforcement in co-operation with local communities. It is
located . . .