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AKON RUNS THE CITY—REVEALS $6B CONTRACT TO BUILD CRYPTOCURRENCY-POWERED METROPOLIS IN SENEGAL
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020

When Akon says he has the keys to the city, he means that quite literally!

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The “Right Now” rapper and singer has secured a $6 billion construction contract from KE International—a US-based engineering and consulting firm—to build Akon City in Senegal. With completion slated in two phases, 2023 and 2029, the AKOIN cryptocurrency-powered metropolis will be the 2nd Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified city to go green with 100% renewable energy. Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) is the first African-based green city located in West Kenya.

Construction plans include roads, a hospital campus, mall, police station, schools and universities, and a power-plant, along with parks, stadiums, and much more. In addition, Senegalese President Macky Sall will provide tax breaks for Akon City to encourage the investment of businesses.

 

What do you think about Akon’s new contract to build Akon City?

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