Mankessim is town located in the Central Region of Ghana, West Africa. It is located approximately 85 km west of Accra on the main road to Sekondi-Takoradi. It is the traditional headquarters of the Fante community of Ghana. Mankessim's history is linked to three famed warriors Obrumankoma, Odapagyan and Oson who helped the people's migration from Takyiman in the current Brong Ahafo region to Adoagyir in the Central region.
Mankessim is the traditional paramouncy for all the Fantse-speaking people and is linked to the Nananom Pow (sacred grove) near Obidan. It has a large market that attracts traders from Ghana and beyond. The town has a traditional security and militia organization, the Asafo companies, that has been in existence for many years. It has a number of cultural performing groups that helps to preserve and promote its rich cultural heritage. These group also cater for both local and foreign audience. It is also a home to a single community of mobile discos, popularly known as "spinners" in Ghana with the largest number of groups in the Central region. The 3rd biggest trading town in Ghana.