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[Video] Elephant detains Tourism Minister, journalists at Mole Park

The elephant, arrowed, caused a temporary holdup of the convoy causing fear among the occupants of the vehicles

An elephant at the Mole National Park in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region on Saturday detained an entourage, led by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Afeku.

A siren from the police motorcade which was leading the entourage attracted the elephant to the road leading to the receptive facility at the wildlife park, thus causing a temporary holdup of the group for over 30 minutes.

The incident happened just seven minute drive into the park.

For over 30 minutes, the ministerial convoy could not move as the elephant moved around the vehicles; something that caused fear among members of the group, which included journalists.

A timely intervention by a tour guide who was apparently on his rounds in the park brought some relief to the fear-stricken entourage.

After about 15 minutes, the elephant was eventually brought under control paving the way for the convoy to speed off to its destination.

By Stanley Blewu|3news.com|Ghana

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  1. Shame on you TV3 for this opportunistic and shameful coverage of the gem of Ghana’s Tourism attractions. This is a biased portrait of what was other wise a fantastic by the Minister and her entourage to Mole and Zaina Lodge. You have a far wider array of coverage from that visit that you chose not to use, for the sake of your ratings and creating fictional controvery. We inspect greater jouralistic integrity in this country, and you
    have failed.

  2. by the way was there any need for blowing the siren. what was the essence? was there any traffic hold? why do we have to make that shrill noise to disturb the serene environment?

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