President Yoweri Museveni has met with Senegalese-American musician Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, popularly known as Akon and his wife Ms. Rozina Negusei.
The couple met Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni at their country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district.
"Senegalese-American musician Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, popularly known as @Akon , and his wife Ms. Rozina Negusei on arrival in Rwakitura. We are looking forward to a wonderful discussion with the couple," Museveni said in a tweet.
The president explained in another tweet that the music icon and his wife are seeking business opportunities in Uganda.
"Mr. Aliaune Thiam (@Akon ) and his wife, come to Uganda in search of business opportunities in a number of sectors like energy, tourism, and infrastructure development. I am happy to engage in such a discussion that will uplift our people and Africa at large," the president noted.
In Rwakitura, Akon was escorted by singer Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool.
Akon who arrived in the country Friday morning first met with Mufti Sheikh Shaban Mubaje in Kampala.
The singer arrived after midnight last night and is scheduled to visit national parks in the country among other engagements.