The Asunafo South District was curved out of the then Asunafo North Municipal in 2004 by an Act of Parliament through a Legislative Instrument and is the highest Administrative and Political authority within its sphere of influence and jurisdiction. It has Kukuom as its capital.

The Asunafo South District is one of the twenty-seven Administrative Districts in the Brong-Ahafo Region. It was carved out from the then Asunafo District. The Asunafo South District was established by a Legislative Instrument L.I. 1773 in 2012.

The creation of the district is in line with government’s objective of deepening decentralization and widespread development programmes and processes.

The population of the District according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 95,580 with 48,836 males and 46,744 females.