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The government recently appointed a new board of directors to steer the out-of-sorts Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC), which has been hounded by reports of mismanagement coupled with allegations of being in financial dire straits. For instance, the company’s general manager appeared before the Maseru Magistrate's court on...
The past few weeks have exposed a disturbing trend in Lesotho’s public service: the meddling of politicians in the appointment of civil servants. This problem starts right at the top, with the position of government secretary and principal secretaries. It goes down to junior...
More and more details are seeping through, of the magnitude of malpractices at the now defunct National Emergency Command Centre which was entrusted the responsibility of coordinating efforts to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. These basically suggest that the Thomas Thabane-led government’s M700million emergency health procurement budget had indeed become a...
The negative and lasting cumulative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be undeniable once the world returns to some semblance of normality. One of the sectors that will be the most severely affected, at all levels, will be Lesotho’s tourism industry. Major employers, including...
In the past few days, many motorists have been up in arms condemning what they perceived to be the harshness of penalties meted out by the mobile traffic court. Officially launched in June this year, the mobile traffic court is a specialised judicial process...
In June this year, Human Rights Watch said the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed gaps in health services that require urgent attention in many African countries. It said African governments should urgently address healthcare deficiencies to meet the demands of the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing...
The Rotary Club of Maluti made history when it officially unveiled Maud Boikanyo as the very first Mosotho woman to be elected District Governor (DG). DG Maud was sworn in at a ceremony that was held at the Royal Palace on the June 20...
The impact of Covid-19 is felt by almost everyone in the business sector, but small medium enterprises have been hit hard by the pandemic, more than medium, large firms and businesses. Some have had to close down their businesses after they ended up consuming stock and capital...
Virtually all primary, secondary and high school students in Lesotho are currently missing face-to-face instruction due to COVID-19. Many parents and educators thus share a common worry: When the pandemic subsides, kids will return to school with lower achievement. There are...
As a key sector that leads to a more employable and productive workforce capable of competing locally and globally, education receives a significant share of government’s recurrent expenditure proposals. A renewed strategic plan has focused on consolidating areas in the education sector that require...