Unidentified people burn down MP’s plantation after Dambai is chosen as Oti region’s capital

Unidentified people burn down MP’s plantation after Dambai is chosen as Oti region’s capital

- A plantation belonging to the MP for Krachi East, Michael Yaw Gyato, has been burnt down

- The act was carried out after Dambai was chosen as the capital for the Oti region

- Security has therefore been beefed up for his family and properties

A mango and teak plantation owned by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Krachi East, Michael Yaw Gyato, has been burnt down, YEN.com.gh has learnt.

According to a report by Ghanaweb.com, the act followed the choice of Dambai as the Oti region’s capital.

The plantation spanned over 200 acres. Out of that 130 is covered by mango trees and 70 acres is covered by teak trees

A burnt plantation

Source: Ghanaweb.com
Source: UGC

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Reports available indicate that the plantation was burnt down at midnight on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

All other short-term food crops planted within the farm were all burnt to ashes. Another farm in the Krachi West District belonging to a family member of the MP was also burnt down.

Photos of a man and a burnt plantation

Source: Ghanaweb.com
Source: UGC

The incident follows the burning down of the Salaga South constituency office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) by a group of people on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, over the selection of Damongo as the capital of the Savannah region.

The residents of Kete-Krachi argued that but for the MP’s influence, the capital of the region could have been Kete Krachi.

YEN.com.gh understands that they also threatened to burn down an estate in the area allegedly belonging to Gyato.

Security has subsequently been beefed up at his house and for his family, businesses and properties.

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