East African Metric Commission Common Services 1967

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1967
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Ministry Of Agriculture
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The Ministers responsible for Commerce and Industry in the three East African countries agreed at a meeting of the Ministerial Commercial and Industrial Co-ordination Committee held on 23rd August 1963 that " ... time was now ripe for joint consideration of the metric system on an East African basis and that a special commission should be appointed to advise as to whether the change should be made and make recommendations as to how it should be done". The Commission was duly appointed under the chairmanship of Mr. P. N. Nayer, whose services were made available by the Government of India, and, after a thorough investigation, completed and presented this unanimous report. The Commission, which included expert representation on both the official and the commercial side, made intensive inquiry into the feasibility of introducing the metric system of weights and measures into East Africa, consulting all interests likely to be affected. Elaborate questionnaires were circulated and some 173 replies were received. The Commission also met representatives of 137 organizations.
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