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.
The queen-mother of Wassa Dawurampong in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region, Nana Akua Ampomaa II, has appealed to government to as a matter of urgency, construct bore-holes in the area to serve as alternative water sources for the people.