American singer Akon left the country last week before finalising his program after his son contracted Covid-19 back home in The USA, Xclusive UG reveals.
Akon had returned to the country on Wednesday for President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration and investment meetings, but had to cut his trip short after his son got ill.
He left his wife, Rozina Negusei, to represent him in exploring all the proposed investment opportunities.
And indeed, Rozina on Thursday last week travelled to Gulu with a team of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) officials led by the director of operations, Sylvia Owori.
The OWC national coordinator, Gen. Salim Saleh, has of late been based in Gulu.
Owori, a renowned fashion designer and businesswoman, was in January this year appointed the director of operations at OWC.
“On my way to Gulu with singer Akon’s wife Rozina Negusei to discuss her proposed investments. Cultural and creative industries are going to be major drivers of income generation/wealth and job creation and export earnings for Uganda in the next five years and well after. Work has started,” Owori posted on her Twitter page on Thursday.
The Senegalese American RnB artist and his wife visited Uganda earlier in April and they met with President Yoweri Museveni. Akon’s wife had earlier visited Kampala in January.
During their April visit, Akon and his wife met with President Museveni and they discussed different investment opportunities in various sectors of Energy, tourism, and infrastructure development, among others.
Akon promised to build a multi-million-dollar futuristic city in Karamoja sub-region.
In 2018, Akon announced plans to establish a $6b futuristic Pan-African smart city in Senegal dubbed “Akon City”.
Supported by the Senegalese Government, the 800-hectare solar-powered city will feature shopping malls music studios, tourist resorts among other attractions.
Today Monday, Akon was meant to hold a meeting with President Museveni.
It’s his wife who represented him.
We wish Akon’s son a quick recovery.