Eric Manu, a Ghanaian Monarch of Akan, in the village of Adansi Aboabo has returned to his landscaping career in Canada after ruling his subjects briefly, in order to raise money to provide health care for his 6000 people back home.
After living and working in Canada foe three years, Manu became king when his 67-year-old uncle, Dat, passed away in 2016.
He told CTV News, “Sometimes, we go to the (job) site and they say, ‘You are the chief. I saw you on TV.
“Why are you doing the landscaping?’
“This is humility, you understand? Anytime I’m in Canada, I’m proud to work for my boss.”
When Manu first moved, his boss, Susan Watson, started a foundation called ‘To The Moon and Back’, which sent the young king off with a shipment full of school supplies, clothing, laptops and medical supplies.
The money Manu hopes to raise from his several months’ stay in Canada will be invested in improving health care, with the aim of returning with another shipment of equipment.