InJune 1960, Obote took part in the first of a series of visits to England by political representatives from Uganda which were to culminate in independence. The venture did not suggest that success was near at hand. The group consisted of representative members of the legislative council, and it was in the course of their discussions with British parliamentarians and members of the foreign office that Obote's admiration for the determination and persuasive powers of Barbara Saben was powerfully reinforced. Mrs Saben had not been a member of the Wild Committee, but her devotion to the committee's recommendations was total.