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Today in History; November 3, 1961

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th November 2011 05:26 PM

In a statement welcoming the inauguration of the new Electricity Consumer’s Council which held its first management meeting at Amber House, W.D.D Fenton, the chairman of Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) said there was no intention of raising the electricity charges in Uganda.

In a statement welcoming the inauguration of the new Electricity Consumer’s Council which held its first management meeting at Amber House, W.D.D Fenton, the chairman of Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) said there was no intention of raising the electricity charges in Uganda.

In a statement welcoming the inauguration of the new Electricity Consumer’s Council which held its first management meeting at Amber House, W.D.D Fenton, the chairman of Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) said there was no intention of raising the electricity charges in Uganda.

This followed a statement by the council that the board should peg charges at their present ceiling and expressing the concern of the majority, of the board’s customers at the recent increase in their in tariffs.

Fenton said the increase had been imposed on the board by the World Bank and the Colonial office as a condition of the World Bank loan.

Barbara Saben, the Mayor of Kampala told directors and the chairman of the consumer’s council of the UEB that the consumer was extremely anxious about the rising cost of electricity and that the board would be well advised to start by pegging charges at their present ceiling.

Did you know?

In 1894 Sir Gerald Portal made Entebbe the first capital city of Uganda. Entebbe became a British colonial administrative and commercial centre prior to Independence in 1962 after which it shifted to Kampala. ‘Entebbe’ in Luganda means a ‘seat’, and was named that because it was the place where Baganda chiefs sat to adjudicate legal cases. 

Today in History; November 3, 1961

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