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Akon plans solar projects to support Sierra Leone’s smart president

Senegal’s international music star Akon is planning a solar investment programme for Sierra Leone as part of plans to support the government of president Julius Maada Bio.

Akon, real name Aliaume Damala Badara, met with the president in the United States on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.

Local media reports that his investment will comprise the provision of 5,000 solar street lights and 2,500 traffic lights to support the government.

In an interview shared by the Sierra Leone presidency, Akon said: “Actually (the president) motivated me a lot more, you know; he is a very smart guy (and) he definitely understands Sierra Leone and he understands the future where Africa needs to be.

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