The West Akyem Municipal is in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It lies between longitudes 0 degrees 25 minutes West and 0 degrees 47 minutes West and latitudes 5 degrees 40 minutes North. It has an area of about 1,018 square kilometers. The Municipal capital, Asamankese, is located 75 kilometres North-West of Accra off the main Accra-Kimasi trunk road.
The Municipal shares boundaries with Kwaebibrem District to the North, Birim South to the West, Agona, Ewutu Municipal and Ga East Municipal to the South, and Suhum-Kraboa-Coalter and Akwapim South districts to the East.
Construction works on five community-based health planning services (CHPS) Compounds for five communities in the Upper West Akim Constituency in the Eastern Region are at advanced stages of completion.
The Zongo community at Asamankese in the West Akim Municipality has expressed gratitude to the municipal assembly for their timely intervention in dredging the main gutter that passed through the community.
Mr. Victor Smith, Eastern Regional Minister has urged the people of the Upper West Akim District, one of the newly created districts to use the opportunity to ensure accelerated development of the various communities.