Wiawso diocese lies in one of the richest regions in Ghana, endowed with mineral resources and an abundance of forest.  Due to the wealth of these resources, there is a large presence of multinational companies in the mining of these minerals such as gold and bauxite and lumbering.  Additionally, cocoa purchasing companies are scattered all over the diocese.

Despite the rich natural resources and the huge revenue generated from the major economic activities undertaken, the catchment area of the diocese is grossly neglected in terms of socio-economic development.  Road network, water and sanitation, health and educational facilities though improving, are woefully inadequate.