Senegalese American-bases musician cum businessman Akon has signed an agreement with the Senegalese government for the construction of a “futuristic city” in Mbodiene, near Mbour.
The agreement was signed on Tuesday by Akon and Alioune Sarr, Senegal’s Minister of Tourism and Air Transport, on behalf of SAPCO, the Society for the Development and Promotion of Coast and Tourist Areas in Senegal.
The “Dakar Sustainable City” project, a technological marvel of a city that will run on futuristic tech such as cryptocurrency and renewable energy, is to support tourism in Senegal by attracting visitors from all over the world.
Already dubbed Akon City, the project which will be built on 50 hectares of land, will comprise of 60 villas equipped with modern amenities.
Minister Sarr said the investment by Akon will support the tourism sector, identified in the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE) as a special growth engine.
Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future pic.twitter.com/dsoYpmjnpf
— AKON (@Akon) January 13, 2020