Fanteakwa District forms part of the twenty six (26) Municipalities and Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The Administrative capital of the Municipality is Begoro.Fanteakwa lies within longitudes 0°32.5’ West and 0°10’ East and latitudes 6° 15’ North and 6° 40’ North. Begoro is the District capital with an estimated population of 23,070 (18,200 in 1984) while the total District population stands at 103,711 (1997) and about 74934 (1984).It is located exactly at the middle of the Eastern Region. With a total land area of 1150 sq.km, Fanteakwa District occupies 7.68% of the total land area within the Region (18310 sq.km) and constitutes 0.48% of the total land area in Ghana. It is bounded to the North by the Volta Lake, to the North-West by Kwahu-South District, South-West by the East Akim Municipal, Lower Manya Krobo District to the East and to the South East by the Yilo Krobo District. It is located exactly at the middle of the Eastern Region.
Member of parliament for fanteakwa south constituency of the eastern region, Kofi Okyere Agyekum(Arafat) has pledged his commitment to the support of quality education and health care in his constituency.
As Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) continue to explore avenue to create jobs for the teaming unemployed youth in their district, the Fanteakwa District has decided to provide opportunity for people to venture into rabbitry.
The Fanteakwa District Assembly(FDA) is one of the 26 Municipal and District assemblies (MMDAs) in the Eastern Region which was carved out of the old East Akyem District Council by Legislative Instrument (LI) 1411 of 1988, in pursuance of the government’s decentralization policy and local government reform policy.