A royal return to Pa.? Ambassador says not so fast
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - June 20, 2012 (WPVI) -- Ghana's ambassador to the United States says a planned diplomatic trip to a Pennsylvania town isn't the return of the king.
Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum says John Quartey might be a chief, at best.
Quartey says he became king of the minority Ga people in April 2008. Stories about his planned trip back to Easton, where he graduated high school, drew the attention of Ghana's diplomats.
Agyekum tells The Morning Call of Allentown Quartey's claim of kinghood is "misleading and inaccurate." A Ga leader in the United States agrees, saying Quartey was elected as chief of a region near Ghana's capital.
Quartey says Africans lower themselves by using the word "chief" instead of "king."
King or not, Easton's mayor says Quartey will get a royal welcome when he comes to town June 29.
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