Akon, Senegalese rapper and founder of Akon Lighting Africa, has pledged to equip Sierra Leone with 5,000 solar street lights and 2,500 traffic lights to accompany the national electrification agenda.
“The commitment of the philanthropic organization of Akon will be of great help for the electrification of our country. It proves the impressive leadership of President Julius Maada Bio who was able to mobilize, in six months, the international good will to improve the daily lives of Sierra Leoneans,” said Yusuf Keketoma, spokesman for the presidency.
Akon Lighting Africa aims to support the process of electrification of the continent. It is already involved in several projects on the continent.