Asante chief returns to his landscaping job to develop his people
Eric Manu is the chief of the Adansi Aboado settlement, and he works as a landscaper in Canada. In 2015, Eric was called back home to take up the crown after the death of his relative. He has since described the change in his life as a huge experience, and that it had to be embraced with passion.
After almost a year embracing his role as the new chief of the Adansi Aboado community, he has returned to his landscaping job in Canada, so that he is able to send money to help in developmental projects. According to Manu, the Ghanaian government has not paid any attention to the lives of the people in his community. He said that the people were going through much hardship, and he feels responsible for them.
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He added that he had to be a strong advocate in dealing with the government for them to take notice of his people. He managed to bring the vice president of Ghana, Amissah-Arthur to his village so he could see the plight of his people, and he said that it was an eye-opening experience for the vice president.
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According to Eric Manu, living in Canada has given him a different world view and has made him more mature and he would like to do all he can to ensure the people in his community thrive and have all the necessities they need.
Eric Manu moved to Canada in 2012 after his marriage to a Canadian woman, but he had to return last year to take up the crown after the death of his uncle. With the help of his boss at the landscaping company, they have set up a foundation that provides certain necessities to the people of his village regularly.
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