Koforidua is the capital of the Eastern Region of Ghana, one of the 10 administrative regions of Ghana. The eastern region covers an area of 19,323 square kilometers, which is approximately 8.1% of Ghana’s total area. It has a population of over 200,000 inhabitants. It is a totally rural region and its inhabitants live off commerce, agriculture and fishing.
In the Eastern Region there is the Akosombo Hydroelectric Project, which generates energy from Lake Volta, the largest reservoir in the world, irradiated by three main tributaries: the Black Volta; the Red Volta, which is a tributary of the Volta Blanco.
Koforidua is a city with a population of approximately 150,000 inhabitants, located 80 kilometers north of Accra, the capital of Ghana.
Koforidua is the center of commerce in eastern Ghana and industrial activities ranging from textiles, handicrafts, soaps and ceramics. The settlers, basically live from an incipient agricultural production of corn, cocoa, banana and cassava.
It is a supremely poor rural region and families live in small villages, in mud houses, built by themselves.
The precarious living conditions and the lack of schools in this region are the main reasons why the children of Koforidua migrate to Accra.