The District Assembly was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 1853 of November 2007 with Atwima Foase as its District capital when carved out of the former Bosomtwe Atwima Kwanwoma District.
The Twedie community disagreed with the selection of Atwima Foase as the district capital hence challenged the decision at Supreme Court. In May 2012, the Supreme Court ruled for change of Administrative Capital from Atwima Foase to Twedie. A new Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 2253 came into force in July 2017 by changing the District Administrative Capital from Atwima Foase to Twedie as a result of the Supreme Court ruling in May 2012, hence Twedie as the new district capital.
Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly exists“To facilitate improvement in the quality of life of the people in the District through the provision of basic social amenities and services and the promotion of socio-economic development within the context of good governance”.
The Vision Statement of Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly is “To become a highly professional socio-economic development service provider, which creates opportunities for human resource development in partnership with traditional authorities and other stakeholders in the District”.