Renowned Senegalese - American business investor and musician, Mr Aliaune Thiam Badara alias Akon has finally landed in the country for future investment plans.
Akon was welcomed by fellow musician Eddy Kenzo, Mr Abbey Walusimbi, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs and other government officials.
This follows the recent visit of his wife Ms Roszina Negusir to Uganda earlier this year in January. She had an opportunity to meet with H.E. President Museveni and they discussed different investment ventures that can be undertaken.
Akon is expected to meet with President Museveni later today to discuss investment opportunities in various sectors of Energy, Tourism, infrastructure development to mention but a few.
A few years ago, celebrated Senegalese star, and investor announced plans to establish a $6billion futuristic Pan African smart city in Senegal dubbed 'Akon City' supported by the Senegalese government, the 800 hectares solar-powered city will feature shopping malls, music studios, tourist resorts among other attractions.