Minister ‘runs’ for his life as angry youth threaten to beat him up

Minister runs for his life as angry youth threaten to beat him up Kingsley Ato Cudjoe
Hon. Kingsley Ato Cudjoe

The Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon. Kingsley Ato Cudjoe was hooted at and nearly beaten by some angry youth of Ekumfi Eyisam in the Central Region.

According to a report by, the incident occurred on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Hon. Kingsley Ato Cudjoe would have been beaten, but for the intervention of the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ekumfi, Bernard Paa Grant and some security officers.

The Deputy Minister, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area had to be whisked away, as the situation became intense.

It all started when the MP was invited to address a durbar of chiefs and people of Ekumfi Eyisam at their annual Akwanbo Festival.

However, the moment he mounted the podium to speak, the youth who used to engage in galamsey in Tarkwa in the Western Region, began to hoot at him and asking him when he is going to provide them with jobs.

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In their opinion, it was strange that they should be deprived of their jobs, and not be given alternative means of survival.

The minister had no choice than to abruptly end his speech and leave the venue for the event.

The angry youth, however, crossed him and started hitting his vehicle with their hands.

This action of the youth angered the DCE who is a native of the town to alight from his car to confront the angry youth.

This has led to the youth incurring the wrath of the chiefs and elders of the town.

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According to an opinion leader in the town, the youth will be summoned to appear before the chiefs to be queried and sanctioned accordingly for disgracing the town.


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