The Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Area, with Sekondi as the administrative capital, occupies the south-eastern part of Western Region. It shares boundaries with Ahanta West, Shama and Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Municipal. It is located on the coast, about 200km west of Accra.
This makes it the smallest, but easily the most highly developed of the 13 districts of the Western Region. Indeed, it is the third largest metropolis in the whole of Ghana. Close to Takoradi Polytechnic, the Konsaworado flows towards the Buthia lagoon, creating an extensive, beautiful marshland. The Essei lagoon lies between Ekuase and Takoradi.
Captain (RTD) Anthony Cudjoe, the Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly has expressed worry over some unauthorised development as well as indiscriminate erection of containers and kiosks within the twin-city.
President John Dramani Mahama is expected to cut the sod in the first week of December for work to start on the expansion of the Takoradi Harbour, Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu, a Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, said on Thursday.