By Deo Wasswa
Uganda National Bureau of standards has embarked on field operation to test and verify the accuracy of electricity meters to ensure that consumer of electricity are not cheated or cheating the quantity of electricity they pay.
The verification exercise has started in Kampala and initially targeting 10.000 electricity meters country wide.
According to Muhwezi Godwin, the principal PRO at UNBS, the operation is in line with 2015 electricity meter measurement regulation.
During the operation, all faulty meters will be removed and replaced by the new ones
Police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old at a trade fair in Ibanda town.
Peter Tabre was reportedly electrocuted, Sunday, while enjoying the circus carousel at Kibubura Integrated Primary School playground where a trade fair has been going on for the last five days.
Davis Pande the officer in charge of the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department told our reporter that the teenager’s body was dumped on the roadside after the incident. It was later taken for a postmortem at Ruhoko Health Centre IV.
Pande says police is probing the organizers of the fair, whose identities have been withheld to avoid jeopardizing the process. He however says the organizers were Kenyan traders.
Medrine Kyoga, the mother to the deceased told URN that his son left their home in Kyarukobwa A in Kagongo division, Ibanda Municipality, with friends for the trade show. He later received information that his body was electrocuted.
The organizers of the trade fair could not be traced by press time.