Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal forms part of twenty two (22) Metropolitan, Municipalities and Districts in the Western Region of Ghana. The Municipality t is located between Latitude 400’N and 500 40’N and Longitudes 10 45’ W and 20 10’W. The Administrative capital of the municipality is Tarkwa .It Bounded to the north with Prestea-Huni Valley District, the south by the Ahanta West District, the West by the Nzema East Municipal and the East by Mpohor District and Wassa East District respectively. The Municipality has a total land area of 2354 sq. km.
AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine has in collaboration with the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly and the Chief and people of Mankessim, cut a sod to mark commencement of construction of houses and social infrastructure for the relocation of Mankessim community near its Ajopa operations.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr. Amin Amidu Sulemana, has assured the people of Tarkwa and its surrounding communities that the unmarked portion of the Tarkwa to Apimanim road in the Western Region would soon to be marked to reduce the high rate of accidents recorded on that stretch of the road.