Kwabre East District, carved out of the former Kwabre Sekyere District in 1988, is located almost in the central portion of the Ashanti region. It is within latitudes 60 44’ North and longitudes 10 33’ to 1044’ West. The District shares common boundaries with Afigya Sekyere District to the North; Kumasi Metropolitan Area to the South; Ejisu Juaben Municipal to the Southeast; Atwima District to the West and Offinso Municipal to the Northwest. The District has a total land area of 246.8 square kilometres constituting about 1.01% of the total land area of Ashanti Region. Kwabre East District is part of the greater Kumasi City region, which is made up of Kumasi Metropolitan Area and the surrounding Districts
The District capital, Mamponteng, is approximately 14.5 kilometres from Kumasi to the north east. There are 86 settlements, administered under 3 paramountcies, 2 parliamentary constituencies, 11 Area Councils and 42 District electoral areas.
As the bird flu virus (H5N1) emerges again in our country causing fear and panic among stakeholders in the poultry industry, a nine-member task force has been formed in the Kwabre East District to monitor the activities of poultry farmers in the district.
In the wake of numerous fire and flood disasters engulfing the country in recent times, the Kwabre East district outfit of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Ashanti Region have presented relief items worth sixty thousand Ghana cesis (GH s60,000) to some victims.