5/11/21 From the Heart of Uganda: Business & Personal Thoughts with VP, Charlie Hedges.
5/11/21 Tue 11:35 PM Kabale
Nothing was written last night because it was a very full and exhausting day. So here I am at 11:30 at night trying to capture notes from meetings yesterday and today. Adrian and I drove 6 hours from Kampala to Kabale to research our new 30 well venture with the Mercy Works Foundation.
Kabale is a totally different terrain than I am used to in the Kampala area. It’s in the mountains at 6000 feet. We arrived at night and can’t wait to see it in the morning.
So with two busy and productive days behind me I continue to be increasingly impressed with the reputation of professionalism and productivity of Wells of Life among government entities. In the last two days I have met with UWASNET (the kingdom organization responsible for generating collaborative relations among 139 NGOs in Uganda.) We are talking about putting Adrian on one of their influential boards for influence and visibility.
After that I met with Adam Harvey, president of Whave Solutions, the group that does preventative maintenance on all our wells drilled or rehabilitated since November 2019. Whave maintains 81 wells for WOL and 617 in total. They too spoke of the professionalism of WOL as top of the line. The final meeting on Monday was with the president of one of our drillers, EAB. Since last year EAB has suffered severe breakdowns of drilling rigs that have put us a bit behind. But all is coming together.
Now today was my meeting with important Buganda Kingdom officials that long to work more closely with WOL and are willing promote our services to the entire population of the country’s largest kingdom.
Some highlights included: a board position on UWASNET, a growing and mutually profitable relationship with the Prime Minister and his highly influential team called BUCADEF, a sense of understanding with oe of our two primary drillers, and an exciting business partnership with Whave, a primary well maintenance group.
Well off to bed… after I watch a couple of innings of Austin’s ball game.