Berekum Municipal came into existence as a semiautonomous spatial unit by virtue of the decentralization policy adopted by the Government in 1988. Geographycaly, Berekum is a Municipal located at the western part of the of Ghana in the Brong-Ahafo Region. It lies between latitude 7’15’ South and 8.00’ North and longitudes 2’25’ East and 2’50’ West.
The Municipality shares boundaries with Wenchi Municipal and Jaman District to the Northeast and Northwest respectively, Dormaa Municipal to the South and Sunyani Municipal to the East. Berekum, the Municipal capital is 32km and 437km North West of Sunyani, its regional capital and Accra, the national capital respectively. Its total area constitutes about 0.7 percent of the entire 233, 588km² of Ghana, (1,635km²). The district’s close proximity to Cote d’ Ivoire is another remarkable feature which promotes economic and commercial activities between the District and Cote d’ Ivoire.
Berekum municipality will now enjoy the efficient services of the Ghana Ambulance service at their doorsteps as the Municipal Chief Executive; Opoku Boakye Yiadom has held a programme to commission a new ambulance for them.
Mr. Opoku Boakye- Yiadom, MCE for the Berekum Municipality has said that in order to complement efforts of government in providing job opportunities in the country, there was however the need to make the agricultural sector more enticing to attract the youth.