Amenfi East (Formerly Wassa Amenfi East) District was carved out from Wassa Fiase Mpohor District in 1988. The District forms part of twenty two (22) Metropolitan, Municipal and District in the Western Region of Ghana. The Administrative District capital is Wassa - Akropong, which is 6.7 km from the Cape Coast Takoradi main road. The District shares boundaries with Mpohor District to the west, to the east with Twifo/ Heman/ Lower Denkyira and Twifo-Ati Mokwa , to the south with Shama District and Komenda/ Edina/ Eguafo/ Abirem Municipal.
With funding from its own share of the District Assemblies Common fund (DACF), the Amenfi East District Assembly has constructed a sixteen (16) unit market-sheds for traders of Afransie, a suburb of the district.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Amenfi East in the Western Region Mr. Stephen Baidoo Acheampong has disclosed the completion of a modern one-storey assembly block at Wassa - Akropong, the district capital.
The construction of a new Community Health-based planning service (CHPs) compound at Bawdie in the Amenfi East District is progressing steadily as the assembly continuously makes effort to send quality healthcare to the door-steps of the people.