The Birim North District was carved out of the former Birim District Council in 1987 as part of the government’s decentralization programme to promote effective decentralized governance and speed up the development of the area. It has New Abirem as its capital. After Akyemansa District was carved out of the Birim North District in 2008, its estimated total land area reduced significantly from 1270 square kilometers to 550 square kilometers. The District shares boundaries with Akyemansa District to the west, Kwaebibirem Municipal to the South West, Kwahu West to the North East, and Asante Akyem South Municipal to the North. The population of Birim North District, according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, is 78,907 representing 3.0 percent of the region’s total population. Males constitute 50.2 percent and females represent 49.8 percent.


The Birim North District Assembly exists to ensure improvement in the quality of life of the people through the formation and implementation of policies to promote Agriculture, Education, health and Infrastructure, by a motivated and highly skilled staff.


The Birim North District Assembly derives its functions from Section 245 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana as well as Section 103 of Act 936 and Legislative Instrument No. 1418 of 1988 which created it.

Broadly the functions of the Assembly are deliberative, legislative and executive in nature and include the under listed:

  • Responsible for the overall development of the District and ensure the preparation and submission of Development plans and Budget to the relevant central government agency/ministry through the Regional Co-ordinating Council.
  • Formulate and execute plans, programs and strategies for effective mobilization of resources necessary for the overall development of the District.
  • Promote and support production activities and social development in the District and remove any obstacles to initiative and development.
  • Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlement and the environment in the District.
  • In co-operation with the appropriate National and Local Security Agencies be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the District.