Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni has jabbed Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah for refusing to grant an interview to an intern.

The Minister questioned Rahinatu Abdul Bach, an intern at Multimedia why she was the person assigned to call her.

This was after she attempted to get the ministry’s reaction to reports, on persons caught littering and ordered to pick up the litter or sweep the streets.

The Minister is quoted as saying: “You don’t let an intern call a minister, an elderly person like me? Please respect the office even if you don’t respect me as a human being”.

The reaction of the Minister has generated heated debate on social media with journalists questioning why the Minister reacted that way.

Others have also defended that its time journalists learn to respect the office of public officials.

Commenting on this on his Faceook wall, Manasseh Azuri Awuni who is a staff at Multimedia said: