The Krachi Youth Association has refuted claim that a 200 acre mango and teak farm belonging the MP of Krachi-East, Honorable Michael Gyato’s was burnt because he influenced the siting 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.

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 maintains that their 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 200acres of the 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,” the group averred.

It then called on the people within the Oti Region to unite to ensure a rapid development.

“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,” it’s noted.

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