Senegalese born American singer Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam popularly known as Akon is set to meet President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his upcountry home in Rwakitura for a scheduled business meeting.
The singer turned investor who jets into the country today follows up a similar business trip by his wife Rozina Negusei who was in the country back in February.
The ‘Don’t matter’ singer who has carved out a niche for himself as one of the African celebrities that have resorted to investing back in the Continent of their birth Africa, has already started a number of projects in a number of different African countries.
Akon who first embarked on a project called lighting up Africa under his company known as Akon lighting Africa that aims at providing solar electricity to the African continent in 2014 is on course of building up a city in his home country Senegal dubbed the Akon city.
This futuristic city inspired by the fictional Marvel cinematic universe movie Wakanda is set to cost a whooping 6-7.6 billion USD and construction is set to commence this year.
Akon also bought mines in the DRC and is also set to build a green city in Kenya plus having a number of investments across the African continent. Akon who is valued at 80 million USD has been on course of enticing different investors from across the world to invest in Africa since it’s the only continent now that harbors the world’s future according to him.
This basically means that Akon’s arrival in Uganda which has all along been cordinated by the office of the senior presidential advisor on Diaspora issues headed by Eng. Abbey Walusimbi will spell good news for the Ugandan economy.
An insider from this office confirmed Akon’s expected visit in the Pearl of Africa and noted that his visit will purely be business related and to explore more investment opportunities. The same insider also noted that if all goes well, the singer turned investor could set up another Akon City in Uganda.
‘Yes Akon will be arriving in the country tomorrow on Thursday, he is coming as a potential investor and will be here to explore more investment opportunities,” noted an officer from the Ambassador’s office’.