Akon says Akon City will be here before we know it.
Akon stated in a recent interview that the Senegalese metropolis he is creating will be livable by 2026. He also claims that it would house the biggest hospital on the African continent.
“We’re still on track,” said the “Lonely” crooner, noting that despite the ongoing effects of COVID-19, his futuristic city is still set to open in the initial year that they set out for.
“It kind of stalled a bit because a lot of partners and solution providers clearly had to lock down, but things didn’t affect the paper pusher aspect of it,” he continued during the interview.
He went on to describe the pandemic’s documentation and negotiation processes in more detail. They have advanced to the building process’s feasibility and environmental sectors at this time.
“Now, we’re back on track. Now, construction will start in 2023,” Akon shared. “We still have the three-year window for the first phase to be done and our goal is for the first phase to be done by 2026 to make the junior Olympics in Senegal.”