by Helvine Achieng
April 8, 2021
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has lauded Senegalese-American musician Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam alias Akon's investment ideas.
Recently, Akon and his wife Rozina Negusei, who are currently touring the East African nation, visited the president and the First Lady, Janet Museveni, at their village home in Rwakitura, Western Uganda.
The president welcomed the duo and encouraged Akon to invest in Uganda while assuring him of all the necessary support.
"Akon and his wife have come to Uganda in search of business opportunities in several sectors like energy, tourism, and infrastructure development. I am happy to engage in such a discussion that will uplift our people and Africa at large," Museveni said.
The musician noted his interest in energy, mineral development, tourism, and infrastructure development sectors.
Museveni congratulated Akon for investing in Africa when he had an opportunity to do so elsewhere, pointing out his decision will offer Africans both in the formal and informal sectors.
"Uganda is the best tourism destination, known for its fantastic weather, considering that we are right on the Equator but with a high altitude. This is unique! There are only about two other places gifted that much."