The Akuapem North District was established in 1988 by Legistrative Instrument (LI) 1430. Until then, it was part of the erstwhile Akuapem District Council which was established in 1975. Akropong is the District Capital. Other major towns are Mampong Adukrom, Larteh Abiriw, Awukugua, Mamfe and Dawu. By the government of the PNDC Law 207 which replaced the Local Government act 462 in 1993 it was nameed Akuapem North District Assembly.
The district is located in the south-eastern part of the eastern region and is about 58km from Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The Akuapim North district shares boundaries to the northeast with Yilo Krobo, north with New Juaben Municipal, southeast with Dangme West, southwest with Akuapim South Municipal, and in the west with the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar district. The District covers a land area of about 450 sq. km representing 2.3% of the total area of the Eastern Region.
The boundary stretches from Obosomase in the South, through to Abonse in the east to Okrakwadwo and Asamang in the North to Okorase and Mangoase in the West. The Akuapim North District has about 230 settlements with Akropong as its capital.
The management of the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), last Thursday presented 500 plastic chairs and a quantity of its assorted healthy lifestyle products to the Senior High Technical School for the Deaf at Mampong-Akuapem.
The Kyidonhene of Akuapem and Mamfihene, Nana Ansah Sasraku, said the traditional authorities in Mamfi-Akuapem had decided to use the community centre as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre.
The Medium and Small Enterprise (MSE) that oversee the implementation of the Rural Enterprise Programme in the Akuapem North Municipal has acquired an ultra-modern office complex for its activities at Obosomase.