The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SAPCO-Senegal SA and Akon Lighting Corporation to build an eco-community in Mbodiene, Senegal
This project on 50Ha with a number of infrastructures (villas, hotels, restaurants, apartments, schools whose educational system is based on sustainable development, leisure and recreation centre, centre for treatment and reuse of water uses, bioremediation, storage of energy, open labs connected to schools, universities and research centres, should be delivered before 2022.
Senegal will diversify its tourism offer and will be endowed with an eco-city whose efficiency of energy consumption and the management of natural and sustainable resources will reduce the ecological footprint of our country. Better yet, it will lead to the creation of sustainable jobs for local people.
As I mentioned on LinkedIn a few days ago that Nigerian celebrities should emulate Akon, they should stop asking what the government can do for them rather what they can do for Nigeria, like what Akon is doing in Senegal and other African countries, it seems Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, is like-minded with Akon. In 2017, Don Jazzy launched Flobyt to give free internet to Nigerians, maybe Don Jazzy should collaborate with Akon to do something great in Nigeria.