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Swahili Village Restaurant Owner Writes Wife A Million Dollar Check

(Left to Right: Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, EVP of the PGCEDC; Kevin Onyona, Owner of Swahili Village Restaurant; Lynn Senda, Owner of Swahili Village Restaurant; Joanne A. Oport, Contract Monitoring Specialist at the PGCEDC; Martin Ezemma, Director of International Business Development of the PGCEDC) Beltsville, MD, June 1, 2016 - Last Thursday, Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation's (EDC) International Business Development team members, Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, Executive Vice President, Martin Ezemma, Director of International Business Development and Joanne A. Oport, Contract Monitoring Specialist for the EDC Workforce Services Division, were among African dignitaries and local residents at the Grand Opening of the Swahili Village Restaurant in Beltsville, MD. Owners Kevin Onyona and his wife, Lynn Senda, offer Kenyan cuisine in a swanky yet family oriented atmosphere, which seats over 100 guests. This is the second Swahili Village Restaurant location in Beltsville, MD. They are looking to hire 15 new employees to bring the operation to full maturation

"What greater birthday gift can a husband give to his wife but a brand new restaurant," said Ganguly. "The Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation stands by you and with you as you promote this beautiful business to the neighborhood, the County, the Washington area and the world! We are going to partner with you every step of the way as we have many programs that can help you as you grow your business.

Also in attendance at the Grand Opening were dignitaries from several African countries including Kenya, the Republic of Cameroon, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Namibia and Ethiopia. Mr. Onyona expressed his great appreciation for the support of the Beltsville community and all of those who helped make his dream of building a new full-scale restaurant a reality.

"We are excited to be in the Beltsville Community" said Onyona. "We have great neighbors who have been very supportive in helping us build this restaurant. Several years ago, I wrote my wife a check for one million dollars and told her that one day she would cash it. Today, I am one step closer to making that happen. We are looking to hire 15 more people so that our business can continue to grow!

To learn more about employment opportunities with the Swahili Village Restaurant and other great employment opportunities in Prince George's County, contact Jeffrey Swilley, Assistant Director of Workforce Services at (301) 618-8400 or jswilley@co.pg.md.us.