Like most parts of the world, It’s a public holiday here in Uganda.
The whole of my neighbourhood lost power today morning at 3am. Restored at 8am, however my house was still off. Turns out there was a fault at the transformer. After several futile calls to the power company’s call centre, I decided to call the local guys. Thanks to Joseph at UMEME in Entebbe, power at my house was reconnected at 1pm.
Other than getting a day off (plus a long weekend) I suspect for most of us, Labour day is no longer significant. By the way, when I lived in the US, I always wondered what it would have been like to have this day off. One thing, today’s national celebrations were held in my home town of Soroti (http://www.soroti.org)
Happy May day everyone.