A new chief crowned in the Central Region, falls off the palanquin.

 Davis Mac Iyalla, a well-known advocate for LGBT rights who has been appointed Amankorehen of the Yamonransa Nkusukum Traditional Area in the Central Region, slipped while being carried during his coronation.


The Amankorehen is the development chief who typically encourages activities that speed up the growth of an area. It is typically granted to people, including foreigners who have helped a town develop.

Under the throne name Nana Kwesi Gyasi I, Iyalla was installed by Nana Okese Essandoh IX, the Omanhen and president of the Nkusukum Traditional Area.

Several traditional leaders from Osu in Accra, Elmina, Mankessim, and Cape Coast were present for the ritual.

Police were present to maintain order as the procession passed along the street.

On social media, a brief video has gone viral in which the person being carried in the palanquin is seen having the palanquin fall from their heads.

In the aforementioned video, some individuals can be heard yelling and referencing “Jesus” in an effort to prevent the chief from falling from the palanquin and hitting the ground.

Following the screams, a crowd is seen hastily making their way to the spot where the palanquin collapsed.

With a commitment to uphold human rights, Davis Mac Iyalla was appointed Amankorehen of the Yamonransa Nkusukum Traditional Area in the Central Region over the weekend.


Prior to arriving at the durbar grounds at the Nkusukum palace, Nana Kwesi Gyasi was transported in a palanquin through the Yamonransa township as schnapps was being poured along the way.

When they arrived at the grounds, Nana Gyasi and the paramount chief Nana Okese Esandoh were seated for a meeting with police officers.

On the first schedule of events, the swearing-in of the oath of fealty to the Omahen in state was canceled.

All those who attended the outdooring ceremony were thanked by Nana Okese Esandoh.

In his speech, Nana Esandoh urged everyone to work together to further the development of the neighborhood.


He requested improvements to the community’s roads, storm drains, police quarters, female police cells, and a health center, noting that land was available for such construction.

Iyalla said in his speech that he had finished all the ancient rituals necessary to become a chief.

By “the grace of God I practice what I preach and that is human rights for all persons,” he claimed, adding that although he was born in Nigeria, he is now a citizen of the United Kingdom. I don’t think discrimination is right. You are a human being whether you are tall, short, black, white, yellow, or green, and I will fight until the last end for that belief. I would do it at any cost. I’m not a hypocrite, and I’m not going to start now. You don’t have to agree with me, but you must respect my opinions, he said. He revealed that the Omanhen had been involved in a chieftaincy struggle for 13 years when he first met them in April 2022.


He claimed that many of those who attempted to disrupt the event claimed that some of the same people had appointed foreigners as chiefs and profited from it.

“I am an active man. I carry change with me when I enter a place. When I say I want to do something when I enter a place, I do it really well.

Davis Mac Iyalla, a gay rights activist, installed as Yamonransa Nkusukum’s Amankorehen makes a commitment to defend human rights.


Video: When Gay rights activist Davis Mac Iyalla fell down from Palanquin during installation as chief https://t.co/rDWzje8dY9 pic.twitter.com/inqK7dNqkv

— GraphicOnline (@Graphicgh) January 29, 2023

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