President Museveni has said government will identify land to enable Senegalese-American musician Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam alias Akon to set up investments in Uganda.
Akon too answered a question on whether Ugandans will be able to afford services in ‘Akon City.’
Akon is set to build the futuristic city in Uganda by 2036 after the government agreed to allocate him 1 square mile of land.
The Senior Presidential eidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi, said this is reason enough to market Uganda across the world given the following that Alamo has.
“As revealed by Akon, the city will be divided into districts that’s is the Entertainment district which will offer recording studios to Ugandans music, film and movie starts to thrive, the medical district offering specialized medication to the people, education district offering the best tertiary and university education as well as the business district offering a number of business opportunities and financial services,” Walusimbi explained.
The Ambassador noted that this will all provide direct and indirect benefits to Ugandans.
“From the onset of the project, Ugandans shall be required to offer non-skilled and skilled labour during the construction works, all those involved in the supply chain will also gain business, this will help in the creation of a number of employment and investment opportunities,” Walusimbi noted.
Walusimbi added that the hospitals, education institutions and businesses that shall be set up in the Akon city are to benefit Ugandans first and these will improve on the standards of living.
“The Akon city is a marketing tool of Uganda’s beauty and potential in tourism; tourism is Uganda’s biggest foreign earner, once boosted, the economy will be boosted and who knows, we may end up shooting to the middle class status,” Walusimbi noted.