Lets introduce to you the Ghanaian monarch who rules his people via Skype
Even though Ghana now has a democratic system,traditional kings still plays vital roles within the communities as care-takers of their people
67 year-old King Togbe Ngoryifia Cephas Kosi Bansah pictured at his mechanic workshop in Germany below, is the superior and spiritual chief of Ewe people of Gbi kingdom in Eastern Ghana.
He may be a king in his country but he works as a full-time mechanic in Germany.from where he governs his people via Skype.
his official royal title is ‘King Togbe Ngoryifia Cephas Kosi Bansah’ – but he spends most of his time in oily overalls fixing cars!
Céphas grew up in Ghana but he moved to Germany in 1970 when his grandfather, the then king, encouraged him to train there as a mechanic. before he was appointed king. His kingdom consists of 300,000 Ewe people.
After his studies and thereafter gaining full citizenship, he settled and set up his own garage in Ludwigshafen. He continued living a peaceful life until 1987 when he received a Fax which would change his life forever.
His grandfather, the King of Hohoe, had died and Bansah’s father and eldest brother were deemed unfit to rule because they were left-handed, which the Ewe people considered to be ‘unclean’. This meant that Céphas was his grandfather’s successor, and the new king.
He now lives in Ludwigshafen with his wife Gabriele Bansah, 57 and his two children Carlo and Katharina, continuing his job as a mechanic and his role as King
Despite being regarded as a ‘superior and spiritual chief of Ewe people’ in Ghana and Togo.
Dressed in all his royal finery, Céphas Bansah, helps to govern more than two million Ghanaian and Togolese people.