Bia District being one of the 22 districts in the Western region of Ghana was curved out of the then Juaboso-Bia District in 2004 by an Act of Parliament through a Legislative Instrument and is the highest Administrative and Political authority within its sphere of influence and jurisdiction. It has Essam as its capital.
The district shares borders with Dormaa Municipal in the North, Asunafo North Municipal to the East (all in the Brong Ahafo Region), Juaboso district to the south eastern border and La Cote d’lvoire to the west.
The District serves as entry/exit point between La Cote d’lvoire and the republic of Ghana.
The Western Regional Minister, Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo and District Chief Executives for Bia West Kwabena Tweneboa and Bia East, Kwame Ankrah have met with their Ivorian counter parts to discuss and strengthen bilateral relations between the two sides.