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I‘m happy to engage with Akon, says President Museveni

President Museveni said Friday that he was happy to engage with Senegalese-American musician Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam alias Akon and his wife Rozina Negusei who visited him and the First Lady at their country home in Rwakitura.

“Akon and his wife, 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,” President Museveni, 76 tweeted.

Senegalese-American musician Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, popularly known as Akon, and his wife Ms Rozina Negusei on arrival in Rwakitura to meet President Museveni. Photo | Courtesy

Akon arrived in Uganda on Friday morning for a business visit. This follows a recent visit by his wife, Ms. Rozina Negusir in January this year.

During his visit, Akon met President Museveni to discuss different investment opportunities in various sectors of Energy, tourism, infrastructure development, among others, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Mama Janet Museveni and I told Akon and his wife that 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,” the president said.

The ‘Ain’t No Peace’ singer will also visit several Tourist sites and Religious institutions during his stay in Uganda.


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