Deputy Minister of Land and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio, lost his cool and lambasted the Ghanaian press during a radio interview with Fox Fm in Kumasi.
The minister lost his cool over a question relating to the collapsed galamsey mine in Nsuta, tearing into journalists for being too lazy and sitting in their studious asking questions instead of going onsite to ascertain what really happened.
The pit which collapsed and fell on some miners in the Western Region has now been utilised as their final resting place as authorities give up rescue efforts.
Five days after the pit collapse, rituals has been carried out to commit the soul of the dead, and their bodies would be left in the pit as their burial ground.
The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio, has announced that government is consulting a fetish priest to help in the extraction of the miners trapped in a collapsed mine.
Speaking in an interview, Owusu-Bio said the priest who presides over the lands on which the mine sits has been summoned to come help with the attempts to rescue the trapped miners.
17 illegal miners are feared dead after a Galamsey pit from which they were mining collapsed on them Sunday evening.
The incident occurred in Nsuta in the Western region and no rescue has been made yet.