Internationally acclaimed American rapper, Ye better known as Kanye West has committed to engage in more charity activities in Uganda as well as promote the country’s tourism and music industry.
Ye who is on private visit to Uganda made the pronouncement during his short visit to UWESO Children’s Village in Masulita, Wakiso district Tuesday (October 16).
The 41-year-old accompanied by his wife, reality TV star, Kim Kardashian and daughter, North West were airlifted by President Museveni’s chopper from Chobe Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls national park, north western Uganda to the children’s village.
UWESO Children’s Village was established in 1986 with the help of the First Lady, Janet Museveni to care for orphans under Uganda Women’s Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO).
The home collects children from Kampala streets and rehabilitates them before resettling them in their home districts.
Upon arrival at the children’s Village, Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities state minister, Godfrey Kiwanda and Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees minister, Hillary Obaloker Onek received the family.
Clad in neon green outfits, Ye, who preferred being called ‘Kanyesigye’, his new name given to him by President Yoweri Museveni matched with his wife, reality Tv star, Kim Kardashian West and daughter, North as they handed out Yeezy trainers including T-shirts to more than 100 children at the orphanage before they went on a guided tour of the facility.
After touring the facility and engaging the children in a ‘meet and greet’, Ye said he felt like donating more to the community but would have to plan for his return as Uganda is indeed irresistible.
“We’re going to get supplies, resources, architects, doctors, teachers, guides, musicians am gonna go get some resources and come right back.” Ye said.
Ye, who is also shooting a video for his new album Yandhi, said he will also work with local artists to promote Uganda’s music industry.
“Uganda is a very beautiful country and we shall be back soon. We shall work with Uganda musicians to promote their music,” said Ye.
Ye it is said, is also planning to construct a world class tourism school in Uganda which will be a foundation of the hospitality sector in the East African region.