The East Akim Municipal is located in the central portion of Eastern Region with a total land area of approximately 725km2 . It used to be the second largest of the 15 districts in Eastern Region until 2004 when the Atiwa district was carved out of it.
The Municipal is bounded by six districts namely Kwahu South District to the North, Atiwa District to the North-West, Kwaebibirem District to the South-West, Fanteakwa District to the East and New Juaben Municipal and Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar Districts to the South. The Municipal capital, Kibi, is 55km from Koforidua, 105km from Accra and 179km from Kumasi.
President John Dramani Mahama has in accordance with Article 243 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20 of the Local Government Act, Act 462, 1993, re-nominated Peter Asiri, Chief Executive of East Akim Municipal Assembly for consideration by assembly members.