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There is a popular graphic doing the rounds on social media which states that, on election day ballot papers reach even the most remote parts of the country. But the same cannot be said of developments. The rural folks are always forgotten when it...
Development planning, Selibe Mochoboroane (SM), has been crisscrossing the country to inspect the state of government projects, in line with the mandate of his ministry which is the focal point for coordination, implementation of national policies and plans aimed at achieving both the national and international initiatives.
Despite the ministry of health and Nacosec’s efforts to enforce WHO Covid-19 safety guidelines, adherence appears to be still much of a problem, especially in villages. People, continue to attend gatherings in excess of the stipulated 50 and 100 limits. Liquor stores continue to...
Lesotho has always hosted large numbers of Chinese nationals since independence in the 60s and the number had grown almost exponentially in recent times. This has also meant that Chinese involvement in the Lesotho economy has increased at a rapid rate. The virtually monopolistic...
Reports are filtering through that government has not paid a single cent to companies in the hospitality business, that provide quarantine facilities to Covid-19 suspects/patients. This follows hot on the heels of our story last week that government owes service providers about M1.6billion in...
Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Gender-based violence undermines...
There has always been a dearth of women leaders in Lesotho and the Southern African region, but this has slowly but surely been changing in recent years. Political firebrand ‘Machere Seutloali is one of those female luminaries that have consistently proved their mettle in the unforgiving patriarchal...
A key reason why health procurement, like all public contracting, is vulnerable to corruption and mismanagement is that it is often hidden from regular scrutiny. A recent report by Transparency International’s Open Contracting for Health project (OC4H) suggests ways to tighten the screws on...
It has been over a year since IEC commissioners were identified, but their assumption of office was put on hold by a lawsuit challenging the regularity of their appointment. So we attempt to delve into the critical issue of electoral integrity, as sentiment begin to emerge that...
We recently published a story detailing the catastrophic impact of looting on Lesotho’s efforts to combat Covid-19. This has also been a subject of wide coverage in the country’s media. We will not let the matter go just yet. Let’s take a global perspective...