Minister descends on Ghanaian journalists for failing to find answers for themselves

Minister descends on Ghanaian journalists for failing to find answers for themselves

- He tasked Ghanaian journalists to leave their comfort zone and get information

- He went on to wonder why BBC was the first to break the news on Ghana's satellite launch

- He then informed the host that he had a meeting with some foreigner, then hang up

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The deputy minister of lands and natural resources, Benito Owusu-Bio, has accused some Ghanaian journalists of being lazy.

Minister descends on Ghanaian journalists for failing to find answers for themselves

Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid

According to him, media practitioners need to go out in the field, and gather information for themselves, rather than sit in the studios and ask for information.

The minister got upset when show host, Kwaku Kyeremanteng Nkansah of Fox FM, in Kumasi, called him to enquire about the current situation about the collapsed galamsey mine in Nsuta.

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He tasked the journalist to quit the ‘armchair journalism’, and get information from the site of the incident.

He compared Ghanaisn media personnel to those at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BCC).

He pointed out that BBC journalists were the first to take up their gadgets and investigate the incident at Nsuta, whilst Ghanaian journalists waited for secondary information.

He again praised foreign journalists for their speed of reporting the details of the launch of a Ghanaian satellite.

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