Krachi Youth refutes claims they burnt down MP’s Mango Farm

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KRACHI YOUTH ASSOCIATION PRESS STATEMENT SUBJECT: NPP MP’S 200 ACRE
MANGO PLANTATION BURNT DOWN FOR INFLUENCING OTI CAPITAL.

The Krachi Youth Association has refute claims that a 200 acre mango and teak farm belonging the MP of Krachi-East, Michael Gyato’s was burnt because he influenced the citing of the Oti regional capital at Dambai against the wishes of the people of Kete Krachi.

A 155-acre farm known to be the largest on the Wurawura to Dambai road belonging to the Member of Parliament was burnt down by an unknown person last week Monday.

Although some in the area have attributed the destruction of the farm to alleged role played by the MP in connection with the naming of Dambai as the capital for the newly created Oti region, the legislator has earlier come out to play down on such gossip.

However in a statement issued over the weekend and signed by the Public Relations Officer for the Krachi Youth Association, Barnabas Kwame Yeboah, it described the allegation as not only frivolous, mischievous and misleading but also treachery perpetrated by a consummate liar.

“We wish to state categorically that, this allegation is not only frivolous, mischievous and misleading but also treachery perpetrated by a consummate liar. We also wish to place on record that, the people of Krachi are peace loving, matured and well-mannered people who will never indulge in such acts of extreme callousness as being alleged,” the statement said.

According to the group it’s unthinkable on the part of some faceless people within the newly created Oti Region to falsely accuse natives of Krachi for hatching such a diabolic against the NPP Member of Parliament who is considered as friend and a brother, merely because he allegedly influenced the capital of Oti region to be located at Dambai in the Krachi East which still forms part of the Krachi Traditional Area.

“Hon. Micheal Gyato was born, raised and nurtured in Kete-Krachi. He is our brother and so there is no way someone from Kete-Krachi will destroy his properties. He owns a house, and other properties in Kete-Krachi. All these are intact as we speak. Krachis and Nchumurus are like conjoins. We are the same people and we respect, cherish and value our consanguinity,” it stated.

The Krachi Youth Association further claims that they checks reveals that the said 200 acre farm belonging to the Hon Gyato got burnt even before the declaration of Dambai as capital of Oti by the President on 15th February, 2019.

It also put on record that it is not true the entire farmland of mangoes and teak trees got burnt and therefore called on the public to disregard wild rumors aimed at tarnishing the image of the good people of Krachi.

The very farm in question is about 6 km away from Dambai in the Krachi East. While the other one is also in the Krachi Nchumuru district. This means both are far from Kete-Krachi in the Krachi west district.Our checks indicate that the the farm got burnt almost a month before the declaration of Dambai as capital of Oti by the President on 15th February, 2019. In this regard, it will be preposterous and wicked for any serious minded person to link the siting of Dambai as regional capital to the arson. Indiscriminate bush burning around this season may have caused the disaster.

Many other people’s farms were burnt as well around the same time Hon. Micheal Gyato’s farm got burnt. Our checks also indicate that it is not true the entire 200acres of the mangoes and teak trees got burnt. We hereby call on the public to disregard this misleading story which is aimed at tarnishing the image of the good people of Krachi.

We also entreat the Honorable MP to confirm whether or not his farm was burnt by the people of Krachi. Krachis and the Nchumurus will mutually need each other for a myriad of reasons. Krachis will therefore never engage in this bestial act against a brother they raised.
Finally, we welcome Dambai as our new regional capital and call upon all people residing in the Oti region to work together to ensure a rapid development of our respective districts. We therefore call on all media houses to stop circulating this palpable falsehood and spare us the moment to think of how to develop our area.

It has come to the attention of the Krachi Youth Association about news going rounds in the media that the MP of Krachi-East, Honorable Michael Gyato’s 200 acre mango and teak farm was burnt because he influenced the siting of the Oti regional capital at Dambai against the wishes of the people of Kete Krachi.

We wish to state categorically that, this allegation is not only frivolous, mischievous and misleading but also treachery perpetrated by a consummate liar. We also wish to place on record that, the people of Krachi are peace loving, matured and well-mannered people who will never indulge in such acts of extreme callousness as being alleged.

Facts

It must be known to the public that, there is no reason why any Krachi native will set ablaze Hon.Micheal Gyato’s farms nor harm any of his relations domiciled in Krachi West merely because he influenced the capital of Oti region to be located at Dambai in the Krachi East which still forms part of the Krachi Traditional Area.

Hon.Micheal Gyato was born, raised and nurtured in Kete-Krachi. He is our brother and so there is no way someone from Kete-Krachi will destroy his properties. He owns a house, and other properties in Kete-Krachi. All these are intact as we speak. Krachis and Nchumurus are like conjoins. We are the same people and we respect, cherish and value our consanguinity.

Our dialects are intelligible. Again, intermarriages amongst us have deepened our relationship. Also, Dambai, now Krachi East, was carved out of Krachi District in 2004 and we have never begrudged our Nchumuru brothers and sisters for any reason; we have co-existed since time in memorial.

The very farm in question is about 6 km away from Dambai in the Krachi East. While the other one is also in the Krachi Nchumuru district. This means both are far from Kete-Krachi in the Krachi west district.Our checks indicate that the the farm got burnt almost a month before the declaration of Dambai as capital of Oti by the President on 15th February, 2019. In this regard, it will be preposterous and wicked for any serious minded person to link the siting of Dambai as regional capital to the arson.

Indiscriminate bush burning around this season may have caused the disaster.

Many other people’s farms were burnt as well around the same time Hon.Micheal Gyato’s farm got burnt. Our checks also indicate that it is not true the entire 200acres of the mangoes and teak trees got burnt. We hereby call on the public to disregard this misleading story which is aimed at tarnishing the image of the good people of Krachi.

We also entreat the Honorable MP to confirm whether or not his farm was burnt by the people of Krachi. Krachis and the Nchumurus will mutually need each other for a myriad of reasons. Krachis will therefore never engage in this bestial act against a brother they raised.
Finally, we welcome Dambai as our new regional capital and call upon all people residing in the Oti region to work together to ensure a rapid development of our respective districts. We therefore call on all media houses to stop circulating this palpable falsehood and spare us the moment to think of how to develop our are

LongLong Live Ghana
Long Live Oti
Long live Kaakye

Thank you SIGNED: MR. BARNABAS KWAME YEBOAH (PRO)

Contact: Mr. Prosper Alleko:
Chairman: 0244-753734.
Mr. Barnabas K. Yeboah: 020-8270982.
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Krachi East MP’s 155-acre mango farm burnt down

A 155-acre farm belonging to the Member of Parliament for Krachi East constituency who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Sanitation, Micheal Gyato has been burnt down by an unknown person. The incident occurred last Monday.

Reports suggest the incident is allegedly connected to the naming of Dambai as the capital for the newly created Oti region.
But the legislator, who is currently not in the country said he does not believe the two events have any connection.

Mr. Gyato’s farm is one of the largest on the Wurawura to Dambai road, employing about 60 youth of the area.

According to firefighters, the Mango farm measuring about 115 acres and teak plantation measuring about 40 acres were set ablaze deliberately.

According to Municipal fire officer for Dambai, Azuwieh Thomas, the fire was spotted from many parts of the farm at the same time making it difficult to combat.

The Municipal Chief Executive of Krachi, East Patrick Jilimah, who was unhappy about the situation called on the fire commander and other people who matter to speed up investigations and quickly bring the perpetrators to book.

“It is rather disappointing. When I saw it, I was disturbed so we have called on the community and the police and other security agencies to quickly investigate this matter and bring the perpetrators to book and I am hearing other farms belonging to the MP’s brother also got burnt and I cant tell if it was intentional or not,” the MCE noted.

He said the investigation is still ongoing and perpetrators will be brought to book.

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