Senegalese-American singer Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam well known as Akon is in Uganda on business visit.
The singer turned investor and philanthropist was received by senior Presidential advisor Mr. Abbey Walusimbi, singer and tourism ambassador Eddy Kenzo and Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa.
“Renown Senegalese – American Musician, Investor and Philanthropist Mr. Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, also famously known as Akon arrived in Uganda this morning for a business visit.” Said Government of Uganda.
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The visit comes barely months after his wife Ms. Rozina Negusir met President Yoweri Museveni and the two discussed various investment projects that can be undertaken in Uganda.
“This follows a recent visit of his wife Ms. Rozina Negusir to Uganda earlier this year in January. She had the opportunity to meet President Museveni and they discussed different investment ventures that can be undertaken.” Said Government of Uganda.
During his visit in Uganda, the Musician turned investor is expected to meet President Yoweri Museveni with the two expected to discuss various investment opportunities including those in Energy, Tourism and infrastructure and many more.
He will also visit several tourists sites in the country and religious institutions as revealed by the Government of Uganda.
“During his visit, Akon is expected to meet H.E the President to discuss different investment opportunities in various sectors of Energy, Tourism, Infrastructure development to mention but a few. Akon will visit a number of Tourist sites and Religious institutions during his stay in Uganda.” Said Government of Uganda.