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By Matthew Hendricks     Mar 28, 2013 in Odd News
Around 4 in the morning, she received the call: She is the king of Otuam, Ghana. Now she lives in America while ruling Otuam in Africa.
Peggielene Bartels is a secretary in Washington DC.
She was born in 1953 in the south of Ghana, and grew up in Cape Coast. She went to school in England and then moved to America, where she took a job as a secretary in the Ghanese Embassy. In 1977 she became a citizen of the United States.
And then one morning at 4am, she received a call from her cousin: Her 90 year old uncle, the king of Otuam, died and the elders of her tribe chose her as his successor.
For three months she thought it over, until one day she decided she can't escape it; it's hers.
And so, she packed her bags and became king of Otuam.
She still lives and works in America, but one month a year she travels to Ghana. She collected money to help with parents' school fees, made sure people have clean, running water, and thanks to her Otuam now has its first ambulance.
That's the reason she calls herself king, and not queen. A queen would take care of her children and be at the king's side, while the king makes all the great decisions. Peggielene is now the king who rules over her 7,000 people.
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