ENTEBBE — The Senegalese – American business investor and Musician, Aliaune Thiam Badara aka Akon has arrived into the country.
Akon arrived into the country on Friday morning and was received by the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, the Trade and Investment Officer Office of the President, Isaac Kigozi, State House Officials, the Uganda Tourism Ambassador Eddy Kenzo among others.
“We appreciate God who has granted journey mercies that have delivered our son and a ‘Muzukulu’ (grandson) Aliaune Thiam Badara aka Akon and his delegation safely to Uganda,” said Amb. Walusimbi while receiving Akon at the Entebbe International Airport.
Isaac Kigozi, the Trade and Investment Officer noted that the country is blessed to host Akon, an established business investor and a music star who has never given up on the African dream.
“This is evident in all the projects he has invested in on the continent including, but not limited to the Afro-futuristic Akon City in Senegal and mining business in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” Kigozi said.
Kigozi noted that Akon’s coming into the country is a response to the call made by President Museveni to all historical African diasporas to return to their mother continent to take up settlement as well as investment.
“We appreciate the President who has a created a secure and conducive environment that attracts big investors like Akon to not only come but also invest their hard earned money. The security, peace, infrastructure maintained by the NRM government are instrumental in attracting such investors,” Kigozi said.
Akon will be meeting the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadan Mubaje on Friday and will then proceed to meet President Museveni.