Wassa 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 Daboase, 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.
Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has launched an education project in the Wassa Amenfi East District, to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the area.