Our community was generally known as a fishing hub of Arochukwu and the launch pad for Christianity to the Aros. At some point in our history, it was the gateway to Arochukwu through the Onuasu water way. This important record has gradually fizzled away due to lack of documentation, maintenance, death, and migration. Expectedly, the economy of our people crashed, with total dependency on remittances from family members abroad. These remittances were already spent before it gets to them however it is mostly used to settle domestic and health needs, not for economic and communal development.
In our clime, States and LGAs neglect their fundamental duties of providing social amenities and protecting the environment thereby enforcing communities to self-help and community-styled-effort for survival. This, however, has deprived us the quest to develop our natural resources; watched our historic and economic river dried up thereby sending the cream of our community abroad for greener pasture.
It is important to note that two of Abia State’s historic/tourist sites reside in Amasu namely; The Mary Slessor Heritage Site and Onuasu Amasu Trade Route. Despite our historical values, unfortunately, there is zero LGA/State government presence in this community. Presently, the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria is making an inroad to preserve the memory of Mary Slessor. They have started the construction of Mary Slessor International Centre in Obara layout, Amasu.