The Ablekuma West Municipal is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 29 MMDAs in the Greater Accra Region.

The Ablekuma West Municipal Assembly is carved out of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly as one of the 38 newly created and upgraded districts Assemblies in 2018.

Created with LI 2309, the Ayawaso East Municipal Assembly has its capital as Dansoman and was inaugurated on March 15, 2018 alongside other 37 newly created districts.   

The Ablekuma West Municipality is located in the western part of the Greater Accra Region and lies within Latitudes 5°47'30"N and 5°27'30"N and Longitudes 0°31'30"W and 0°16'30"W.

The Municipality shares boundaries with Ablekuma North Municipal to the north, Accra Metropolitan to the east, and Weija Gbawe Municipal to the west. Also with the Gulf of Guinea to the south. It occupies a land area of approximately 15.01 sq. km with about 25 settlements with population above 200,000.