Bia District being one of the seventeen 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 Member of Parliament for the Bia Constituency in the Western Region, Michael Coffie Boampong has applauded the government for investing heavily in the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) in the country.