Residents of Oshiuman, a suburb of Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality of Greater Accra, last weekend launched an association christened; Vision Landlords and Landladies Association (ViLLA), with the aim of fostering unity among residents in the area.
The formation of ViLLA is also to bring all residents of the area under one roof for effective decision making.
However, some scores of residents doubted the sustainability of the group, stating the lack of accountability in a similar group which led to its collapse.
But Secretary of ViLLA, Mr. Amo Samuel, indicated that the Association would be sustained considering the periodic accountability regime they have adopted to ensure members were on the same page with the books of the group.
According to him, it was incumbent on the leadership of the group to ensure that ViLLA becomes a “living thing”.
He further stated that Oshiuman was bedevilled with many challenges, some of which date back some 40 years ago.
With regard to a protracted land dispute which has lingered between two families for the past 40 years he said the two families have smoked peace pipe.
This, he said, was an indication that the people of Oshiuman would soon see massive development in the area.
He added that ViLLA as a group could not do it alone, and called on the residents to come together under one umbrella with the traditional leaders to propel the development that has eluded them for several years.
He further added that the seemingly peace enjoyed in the area between the chief and traditional leaders showed there was no doubt that they would also smile in terms of development.
The secretary further added that the lack of streetlight has made the area a safe haven for robbers who rob market women and speed off on unidentified motor bicycles.
Chief of the Area, Nii Oshiu (IV), assured the people of his support for development.
He, however, warned individuals who build on waterways, roads and places designated for schools and lorry parks to desist from that practice since such buildings would not be allowed to abstract development of the area.
Story: Prosper KWAKU SALASSY
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