Lupita Lands New Role Ahead of Mega Event in Kenya

Hollywood film star, Lupita Nyong’o has been appointed by AfriCities as their first Goodwill Ambassador. Kisumu. mega-convention in Scheduled for May this year.

AfriCities is an organization tasked with promoting economic development in African cities.

The organization announced Lupita’s appointment on Friday, April 29, as preparations continued for the ninth conference to be held on May 17-21.

The organizers of AfriCities reported that the actress was up for the job given her remarkable career in the film industry. Lupita was also praised for playing the drums in support of the body’s goals and agenda.

Lupita Nyong’o poses for a picture in Lamu on March 16, 2021


“For the first time ever, AfriCities Summit will have a Goodwill Ambassador: Ms. Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar-winning Kenyan actress, film star black panther and sequel wakanda foreverRead the statement partially.

“The theme of the 9th edition is, ‘Role of Africa’s Intermediary Cities in the Implementation of United Nations Agenda 2030 and African Union Agenda 2063. President Uhuru Kenyatta will chair the ninth edition of the organisation.

‘It will be the main forum for dialogue on decentralization and local governance that brings together African ministers every three years; Mayors, leaders and elected officials of local and regional governments; civil society organizations among other economic and development partners,” read the statement in part.

Various preparations have been made regarding the preparations in collaboration with the government. Spending over Ksh1.4 billion on the exercise.

Some of the work currently taking place in the lakeside city includes beautification projects, rehabilitation of roads, and the construction of the Ksh1.4 billion AfriCities Convention Center.

Kisumu International Airport is also under renovation, with an influx of visitors expected in May.

Representative of the Africa Secretariat Secretariat in Kenya, Alois Egger said that the conference will be a major economic boost for the counties in the lake region Hotel occupancy is expected to be high.

“The 10,000 plus delegates we are expecting are guests from the Government of Kenya and there are standards that we have to meet when accommodating them. We will not take them to an unverified and unrecognized facility,” he said.

An image of a rehabilitated crossroads in Kisumu City.

An image of a rehabilitated crossroads in Kisumu City.

Kisumu County Government

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