Senegalese singer, pan-African businessman, and songwriter Aliaune Damala Badara Akon is one of the big names expected for the swearing-in ceremony of President Museveni.
Akon who was in Uganda just last month expressed his willingness to return for the 6th inauguration of Museveni who trounced singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine in the recent general elections.
According to the office of the Presidential advisor on diaspora issues, Akon is set to land in the country ahead of the ceremonies tomorrow.
The office maintains that Akon is not coming alone, but with at least 12 American celebrities.
“Expected are 12 American celebrities, former NFL Players, and some cast members of the Real Housewives of Atlanta,” a source intimated.
Among those expected to make Akon’s entourage include; actress Porsha Dyanne Williams, former NFL Players Israel Idonije, Andre Lamont Johnson, David Young among others
Akon last month announced a new futuristic and sustainable city project in Uganda.
The Ugandan government, through its Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Isaac Musumba promised to make a 260-hectare site available for the construction of this futuristic city.
As in Senegal, the economy of this future smart city will be based on Akoin.
This is a cryptocurrency based on the Stellar Consensus Protocol (SCP) and the Akoin Utility token, which uses Atomic Swap technology to facilitate exchanges with other major crypto-currencies, its partners’ alternative currencies and fiat currencies (such as the Ugandan shilling, the CFA franc, the dollar or the euro, editor’s note).
Ugandan president explained in a tweet that the music icon and his wife were seeking business opportunities in Uganda.
“Mr. Aliaune Thiam (@Akon ) and his wife, come to Uganda in search of business opportunities in a number of 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,” the president said.
Akon who will be received by Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Ambassador Hajj Abbey Walusimbi and the team will be escorted by his wife Rozina Negusei, a Record Lebel owner and entrepreneur.