The naming of a Chinese man as “developmental chief” in Ghana has elicited mixed reactions on social media.
Sun Qiang was named Nkosuohene – which means developmental chief – at Kwahu Abetifi, a town in the eastern region of Ghana.
The title is given to non-royals whose efforts are deemed to have had a positive impact to the society.
Photos of him being carried shoulder-high by residents were shared online, provoking comments:
Linda Masarira tweeted: “What kind of nonsense is this @GhanaPresidency? Never in a million years will an African become royalty in China What is wrong with us? At this rate no one will ever take Africans seriously.”
Kwahu Joey tweeted: “Eno be chief. It’s nkosor hene and there is no power in it. It’s just to honor someone who has helped a community. It was done in Kwahu Abetifi.”