It was an embarrassing moment for AFIA AGYEIMAA BUDU, a journalist with Nkawkaw based LIFE FM when Eastern Regional minister, ERIC KWAKYE DARFFUOR drove her away from a sod-cutting ceremony at Old Jejeti, a farming community in the Kwahu West Municipality.
Even though the programme was being held by the assembly, and an official invitation was extended to the station, MR DARFFUOR threatened to leave the programme if the reporter stays for another minute and so the assembly had to sacrifice the reporter.
The minister on Thursday the 22nd August 2019 went overboard during an interview with morning show host of the same station when he described the host as uneducated.
The host wanted to find out why the government has contracted a company called KETEKRAKYE TIMBER RECOVERY LTD to clear tree stumps in the Afram River which the fisher folks are vehemently protesting.
However, the minister got infuriated and verbally attacked him.
The station has since been demanding an apology from the regional minister which he has refused and rather added more salt to the sore by sacking the reporter from the programme!
Narrating her ordeal, AFIA AGYEIMAA said she even broke down in tears when some party members started ridiculing her After the minister’s outburst.