Koforidua (kōfōrēdōˈä) [key], town (1984 pop. 58,731), capital of the Eastern region, S Ghana. It is the commercial center for a region producing cocoa, palm oil, cassava, and corn; it also serves as a road and rail center. Koforidua was founded (c.1875) by refugees from Ashanti. It is also called New Juaben.