Nigerian born gay rights activist, Davis Mac Iyalla has been installed Amankorehen of the Yamonransa Nkusukum traditional area in the Central Region of Ghana and has pledged to use his title to defend human rights.
The Amankorehen is the development chief who usually promotes activities that accelerates the development of an area and it is usually given to persons including foreigners who have contributed to the development of a community.
Iyalla was installed by the Omanhen and President of Nkusukum traditional area, Nana Okese Essandoh I at a ceremony well attended by several traditional authorities from Osu in Accra, Elmina, Mankessim and Cape Coast.
There was police presence to ensure peace during the precession through the street..
Iyalla in his address said he had completed all traditional formalities that now makes him a chief.
He said he was born in Nigerian but now a British citizen saying by “the grace of God I practice what I preach and that is human rights for all persons.
Iyalla was born in 1972 in Nigerian and later established the Nigerian wing of the British Changing Attitude organization, which presses for internal reform of the Anglican communion for further inclusion of Anglican sexual minorities.
He was, in July 2003, fired from his job as the principal of a local Anglican children’s school; which he said was due to being gay.
He later fled Nigeria to United Kingdom following threats were made to his life.