From White House to State House in Uganda, Ye plans big for the Pearl of Africa

Kanye West aka Ye meets Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe. PPU PHOTO
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Geoffrey Baluku

President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, met with Ye and Kim Kardashian West at state House Entebbe. They held fruitful discussions that mainly focused on tourism and arts in Uganda and from the look of things, Africa has touched Ye.

Ye now plans to set up a tourism training school in Uganda among other big plans he has for the Pearl of Africa.

Ye in discussions with President Museveni at State House, Entebbe. PPU Photo

The 41-year-old internationally acclaimed American rapper made the remarks on Monday at State House Entebbe, where he had visited President Museveni.

The President tweeted after the meeting, “I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda’s tourism and the arts.”

The President went on … “I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true pearl of Africa.”

This meeting, of course, comes on the heels of Kanye’s meeting in the US Oval office with President Donald Trump … where the American President also scored a pair of white sneakers.

President Museveni gifted Kim Kardashian with a book “Sowing the Mustard Seed” PPU PHOTO

West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have been vacationing in Murchison Falls National Park, north west of Uganda.

He is reportedly in Uganda for a video shoot for his eponymous eighth studio album. Big Sean is here too. They will be producing music and shooting some videos during the trip.

And, while it seems like strictly business for Ye, he has brought North along for the trip too.

Ye will be visiting either Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) Children’s Village in Masulita, Wakiso District or Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement camp tomorrow (Tuesday October 16). Bidibidi is a refugee camp in northwestern Uganda with over 270,000 South Sudanese refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war, as of early 2017 making it the largest refugee settlement in the world.

Mountain Gorilla, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The American rapper is also expected to visit Bwindi Forest National Park where he will track Africa’s Gentle Giants, the Mountain Gorillas!

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its incredible biodiversity and the highest number (54 per cent) of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas.

Mountain gorillas only live in the dense vegetation of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and along the dormant volcanic Virunga mountain range that stretches across Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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