Akon: “I could have restored power to Puerto Rico months ago…”


Akon told TMZ that his organization could have gotten the lights back on in Puerto Rico within 30 days after Hurricane Maria hit, but the government shut him down. Hurricane Maria brought devastation to millions of citizens of Puerto Rico back in September, and they continuously live without access to clean water. The US Department of Energy reports that as of today, 85.64% of customers, (1,261,513) have been restored, however the singer and record producer Akon say that they should have 100% restoration because they are 5 months into the disaster. His organization, Akon Lightning Africa, has brought light to 14 different countries and it could have don’t the same for Puerto Rico, except in politics, when it rains, it reigns. Akon told TMZ TV, “We actually presented a program for Puerto Rico and we got rejected. We had the solution for Puerto Rico, clearly. We would have power up in less than 30 days.” He then went on to explain that there were certain principalities that weren’t genuinely interested in helping these people. “It’s politics, propaganda, and special interest. They didn’t care about the people—if that was the case, they would have allowed us to go in and provide the solution. But I think it was bigger than numbers at that point. ​ And when it comes to Trump, Akon has his own thoughts. Click here to see the clip about his thoughts on President Donald Trump calling Haiti a “sh*thole country.”

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