The construction works of "Akon City", the city of the American RNB singer of Senegalese origin Akon, in progress, were financed to the tune of 6 billion dollars, by the company KE International, specialized in innovation.
For a while now, Akon has left the production studios to devote himself to creating a green city in the south of Senegal. It is an eco-responsible project that offers a response to current environmental challenges and to the development of the country.
For this project which occupies more than 800 hectares of land located south of Dakar, around the current village of Mbodiène, the song performer Lonely wants to make it an eco-responsible city in favor of a fair economy, supported by a cryptocurrency (Akoin) developed by the artist and businessman in 2018.
The main objective is to provide monetary security that can be extended to other African countries, to stimulate micro-trade and to promote financial stability for the neighboring States.
Over a period of 10 years, the city will be built on several stages. Firstly the roads, a hospital, a shopping center, a police station, a waste treatment station, a school and a power station. This infrastructure should be completed by 2023.
Then the second step will be to integrate companies that will work with AKoin cryptocurrency. Parks, universities, sports complex and stadium will also be located in the city. This last stage should be finalized by 2029.
source: https: //www.lebledparle.com/fr/international/1113877-senegal-6-milliards-de-dollars-pour-construire-akon-city-la-cite-futuriste-du-chanteur-akon