Ho is one of the twelve districts in the Volta Region. It has a population of 61,099 and is the administrative and commercial capital of the Volta Region. It is also the administrative and economic hub of the Volta Region. The recent population growth and urban dependency on the already inadequate infrastructure in Ho has far exceeded acceptable standards.
Although some infrastructure provision has been made, these constitute an insignificant proportion of infrastructure needs of the municipality. The city is limited by the poor institutional set-up and regulatory framework for effective municipal management.