Fayette County Economic Development Director
By Ryan Carter
If you could have a discussion with any fictional character who would it be?
I guess it will be Chadwick Boseman, a movie character in “Black Panther” and others. I like him because of his role and effortless portrayal of African history, especially about African kings in the past.
What is your favorite local eatery and what is your favorite dish from there?
My favorite local eatery is Donato’s and it is definitely pepperoni pizza.
Where is your hometown and how would you describe it?
My hometown is Navrongo, Ghana. Navrongo is a town and the capital of Kassena-Nankani District in the Upper East Region of north Ghana. The town as of 2012 had a settlement population of 27,306 people. Navrongo was founded around 1740. It is known to be the first location in Northern Ghana for the first Catholic Cathedral (Our Lady of Seven Sorrows) and Grotto built by a Catholic mission in 1906. Also, the first ever solar plant in Ghana was located in Navrongo.
What is your favorite community event and why?
My favorite community event is the Scarecrow Festival because it is free to attend and I get to see famous country musicians — I love country music. More seriously, the festival brings the community together and instills a sense of community pride, heritage and knowledge of our past history.
What do you love most about your community?
My neighbors are awesome! I love the schools, especially the sports — the rivalry between Miami Trace and Washington Court House.