King Bansah leads two very contrasting lives as a part-time monarch and a full-time monarch
The King Bansah, or Togbe Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah, guidelines the Gbi Conventional Space of Hohoe, Ghana. His kingdom consists of roughly 200,000 topics, however as superior and religious chief of the Ewe individuals, he additionally feels answerable for 2 million in Togo.
He doesn’t reside in Ghana or Togo, nonetheless. His house is in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the place he works as a automotive mechanic in his personal store.
In 1970, his grandfather, then king of Hohoe, despatched him to Germany to coach as a mechanic. When Bansah completed his research, he determined to remain. He opened his store and lived a quiet and completely satisfied life till, at some point in 1987, a fax from Ghana modified issues ceaselessly.
His grandfather had died… King Bansah was tapped as his grandfather’s successor. He accepted and made it his aim in life to help the well-being and improvement of his individuals, whereas nonetheless working from 9 to 5 in his storage. Because of this the monarch guidelines his individuals through cellphone and e-mail.
King Bansah now lives in Ludwigshafen along with his spouse Gabriele Bansah, 57 and his two youngsters Carlo and Katharina, persevering with his job as a mechanic and his function as King. He makes use of Skype to control his individuals and nonetheless visits Ghana as much as eight instances per 12 months. In his function as king he additionally works on numerous help initiatives together with constructing faculties and is at the moment elevating cash to construct a girls’s jail.
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