Banda District with its capital Banda Ahenkro was carved from Tain and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012.
The President H.E. J.E.A Mills, by an Executive Instrument (E.I) created 46 new Districts. All the inaugurated and confirmed MMDAs established are operational with immediate effect hence bringing the total number of MMDAs to 216. The Adistrict was established by Legislative Istrument (L.I) 2092
The population of the district according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 20,282 with 10,372 males with 9,910 females.