Akon meets Museveni, talk tourism

President Yoweri Museveni and some of his family members have on Friday evening held a discussion with international popstar Akon.

Akon, whose real names are Aliaune Thiam and wife visited President Yoweri Museveni at his county home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District.

The musician jetted into the country on Friday morning through Entebbe International Airport. He was welcomed by Ugandan artist Edirisa Musuuza, known for his stage name Eddy Kenzo.

He later went for Friday muslim prayers at Old Kampala mosque before traveling to Rwakitura.

In his twitter message, President Yoweri Museveni said, he met Akon, discussed tourism and how to further develop Uganda’s adventure.

“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 high altitude. This is unique! There are only about two other places gifted that much,” Museveni said.

The Popstar is in the country for business visit. He recently pledged USD 6 billion towards the construction of a solar power plant in Africa.

He is one of the leading Popstars world over with inspiring music albums including, Convict and great songs such as “smack dat”

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