Oblieman Mantsἐ, Nii Aryitey Anumle Oyanka I, has contradicted all those who think and describe “land-guard” activities as criminal. He said land-guards in Ga is called “Asafo-boys”, who prevent people from encroaching on family or stool lands.
In an in an interview with The Republic at Oblieman, near Sapeiman in Ga West Municipality, Nii Anumle Oyanka I, was of the view that no Asafo-boy would allow anybody to encroach on their properties; but he was quick to add that he is against any social vices irrespective of who is involved; detests shooting to kill by some of these land-guards.
He noted that some youth capitalize on the “land-guard” activities to rob genuine people of their lands and properties for a living due to lack of jobs. To this end, he appealed to the government to redirect the activities of these youth into a profitable venture rather than this kind of social canker.
The young chief, Nii Anumle Oyanka I, called on Ga people, especially those in Oblieman Traditional Area, and its adjoining communities to use this year’s ‘Homowo’ festivity to foster unity among residents. He charged all the people of Oblieman to rally behind him to continue with the good works he started for progressive development of the area.
According to him, occasions, like ‘Homowo,’ which is an annual festival marked by the Ga people, should be used to take stock of the past and plan for the development needs of the area.
Nii Anumle Oyanka I, hinted he has started construction of 50 ‘seater’ public toilet for both male and female at vantage points in Oblieman, which he prays to complete time so that he could start construction on a planned Daycare Centre for his people in the area and other important projects in his mind.
Source: Delali A. Awuyeh