-An elephant at the Mole National Park blocked the path of the Tourism Minister's convoy for over 30 minutes
-It took the intervention of a tour guide at the Park to bring the animal under control
-The minister was on a tour of the tourist sites in the Northern region
The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku had a scary experience last Saturday at the Mole National Park in the West Gonja District of the Northern region.
Her convoy was crossed by an elephant which stood in the road and literally took them hostage for over 30 minutes.
Mrs Afeku was on working visit to the region and just about seven minutes after entering the park the huge animal blocked while it moved around the vehicles in the convoy causing fear among those present which included officials from the ministry and journalists as well.
According to a report by TV3, it took the intervention of a tour guide who arrived at the scene to calm the nerves of the minister's entourage and also bring the animal under control for the convoy to pass.
The minister had earlier visited the village of Laranbaga, where the famous Larabanga Mosque, the oldest in Ghana, is located.
Watch a video of the incident below:
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