The Atiwa District is one of the 26 districts in the Eastern region with Kwabeng as the capital and located in the North-Western part of the Eastern Region. The District was carved out of the East Akim Municipal by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1784 of 20th February 2004 in pursuance of the Government’s Decentralization policy.
The District is bounded on the North by Kwahu West and Kwahu South Districts, on the North-East by the Fanteakwa District, East Akim Municipal to the South-East, Kwaebibrim to the South and Birim North to the West. The district is divided into seven (7) Town/Area Councils namely Kwabeng, Anyinam, Sekyere, Abomosu, Asamang-Tamfoe, Akropong and Kadewaso Awuronsua.
Hebrews Mining Company, a Ghanaian owned small scale mining company has provided social amenities to improve the living condition of residents of Akyem Mampong, a farming community in Atiwa District of the Eastern Region.
Atiwa District Police Commander, District Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jeffery Darko, has advocated the formation of community neighbourhood watch committees to support the police in combating crime.