Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Kingsley Ato Cudjoe was hooted at and nearly beaten by some irate youth of Ekumfi Eyisam in the Central Region on Saturday.
According to reports, it took the timely intervention of the Ekumfi District Chief Executive (DCE) Bernard Paa Grant and some security officers to save the situation as the youth with life-threatening objects almost gave the appointee the beating of his life.
The Deputy Minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Ekumfi Eyisam was invited to address a durbar of chiefs and people of Ekumfi Eyisam at their annual Akwanbo Festival, the moment the Minister mounted the podium to speak the youth who used to engage in galamsey started to hoot at the MP and asking him when he is going to provide them with jobs.
However, the minister ended his speech abruptly and boarded his vehicle in an attempt to leave the venue but the angry youth crossed him and started hitting his vehicle with their hands.
It took the intervention of the DCE to confront the angry youth which nearly resulted in a brawl.
Meanwhile, a citizen journalist in the area has disclosed that the behaviour of youth has incurred the wrath of the chiefs and elders of the town and as such will be summoned before the chiefs to be queried.