The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye has assured that the Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of the new Osu Municipal Assembly would be given urgent attention and speedy passage when the legislature reconvenes from recess.
According to him, the project is of utmost importance to him since it will benefit the generality of the Ga people and indigenes of Osu in particular.
The Speaker of parliament was speaking as the special guest of honour at a public forum on the development of Osu and the future at the instance of a group known as the Movement for the attainment of Municipal Status for Osu in Accra.
The group are pushing for Osu to be delinked from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), and they argue that even though Osu produces a chunk of the revenue that the AMA generates, it is grossly underdeveloped, hence the call for a breakaway.
The has movement maintained, Osu had in the past suffered administrative indifference and neglect at the hands of the AMA which according to the group impedes growth and socio economic development, though huge taxes are collected from businesses that operate in the area.
Speaking at a public forum on “development of Osu and the future” spokesperson of the Osu Citizens group, Ben Mingle explained that all preparatory work needed for the creation of the new Osu Korle Klottey municipal assembly had been done and approved by the president of Ghana.
He indicated that the legislative Instrument(LI) which will give legal backing and also spell out the boundaries of the new Osu assembly has been laid before parliament for consideration and subsequent passage.
Osu is known for its busy commercial, restaurant and nightlife activity.
It is locally known as the “West End of Accra”. Arguably, Osu is the liveliest part of Accra.
It is the preferred hang-out spot for tourists visiting the capital city and houses most of Ghana’s entertainment places.