- The Chinese national who was made chief in Ghana, Sun Qiang, has denounced the title
- He was made Nkosuohene (development chief) at Asenyanso in the Eastern Region
- He has rejected the title because of being overly criticised by the people
- Qiang says he is, however, committed to developing the community
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Mr. Sun Qiang, the Chinese national who was made the Nkosuohene of Asenyanso Village in the Eastern Region has said he is no longer interested in the position.
He has thus denounced the chieftaincy title with the reason that people complained and criticised him too much following his enstoolment.
Quiang, who was given the stool name, Barima Kofi Ayeboafo, disclosed this during a press conference addressed by his spokesperson, Baba Issah.
His decision follows the massive protest that his enstoolment sparked in the village located in the Afram Plains.
The people were angry and questioned why a foreign national would be given that privilege when indigenes of the land were disregarded.
They thus mounted pressure on the traditional authority to reconsider their decision and strip him of that title.
However, before the authority could even think of such a thing, Mr. Qiang says he is no longer interested.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Classfmonline.com, Baba Issah condemned the negative reactions of the general public towards the enstoolment of Mr Qiang.
He added that Qiang came to do business in the village and not to be made a chief, therefore, he disassociates himself from the title.
Baba Issah stated, however, that the Chinese man remains committed to helping in developing the community.
He expressed thanks to the people for recognising the efforts of Mr. Qiang.
He trades in ethanol production in the area and called on interested cassava farmers to cultivate more cassava and supply his factory in order for him to meet the 700 jobs goal he set for the factory.
Mr. Qiang made the headlines when photos of him being carried shoulder-high surfaced on the internet.
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