Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly is one of the thirty (30) and Two Hundred and Sixty (216) Metropolitan /Municipal /District Assemblies in Ashanti Region and Ghana respectively. It was created in pursuance of deepening decentralization and good governance in Ghana. It was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 1853 of November 2007. The district was carved out of the former Bosomtwe Atwima Kwanwoma district with Atwima Foase as its District capital. The District is located in the central portion of Ashanti Region, bounded to the North by Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, South by Amasie West, East by Bosomtwe District and West by Atwima Nwabiagya District.
The District is located on Latitude 6024 “N and 43” North and Longitude 10 15” and 10 46” West. The District has a total land size of 340.9 sq.km constituting 1.4% of the total land area of Ashanti region. The District Capital, Foase is approximately 20 kilometres from Kumasi.
Mr. Kwabena Nkrumah has been appointed by President John Dramani Mahama to head the Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462.
The Presiding Member of the Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly in the Ashanti Region, Mr Tony Yeboah-Asare, has called on the President to break from tradition and bring innovation in the appointment of Chief Executives for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).