By Kampala Post Reporter
ENTEBBE. Popular American rapper Kanye West and his wife who is also a popular TV host and fashion star Kim Kardashian have met and held a discussion with President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe on Monday.
The American couple discussed with the President issues related to investment potential in Uganda and Africa in general, especially in the areas of tourism, among other vast areas of interest.
President Museveni welcomed the couple to Uganda saying the country is for all the people.
“This is the source of human life, even the whites originally came from here,” he said.
President Museveni assured the couple of his support to them so that their potential is exploited to the maximum during their current visit to Uganda in order to enhance Uganda’s potential as the best tourism destination for Americans. He handed them Uganda's pictorial and tourism destination areas.
“I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how they can support efforts to promote Uganda's tourism and the general arts,” President Museveni said in a tweet after the meeting on Monday afternoon.
He added, “I thank Kanye West for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. There is no country more beautiful than the Pearl of Africa.”
The celebrity couple flew into the country on Friday and was straight away flown by chopper to Chobe Safari Lodge located in Murchison Falls National Park in North-Western Uganda.
Kanye West is said to be in Uganda for a video shoot for his eponymous eighth studio album.
The visiting couple was excited by the Ugandan Names given to them by the President where Kanye West received the name of Kanyesigye while his wife was named Kemigisha meaning the one with blessings from God.
The American rapper on his part expressed happiness at being in Uganda describing it as his second home. He said that he will put up a world class tourism school in the country saying it will be a foundation of tourism not only in Uganda but the East Africa region in general.