East Peoria’s City Council got a visit from another Mayor last week. Mayor Denis Ndang flew more than 6,000 miles from Fundong, a county in Cameroon with a population around 200,000 people.
Mayor Ndang came to Peoria to visit his relative, Oliver Kah, who’s finishing his Master’s in social work at Illinois State University. Kah immigrated to the U.S. in 2012 and has since graduated from Bradley University and become a U.S. citizen.
The mayor says during his stay, he paid close attention to Peoria’s social services, infrastructure and school system.