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...
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...
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...
There is mounting evidence that the dreaded highly infectious Covid-19 pandemic is upon us, with the National Covid-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) this week announcing that Lesotho has recorded no less than 184 cases, and one death. This is a time for everyone across the spectrum...
The provision of basic social infrastructure, such as schools, clinics, and latrines, is a crucial function of government in developing countries. According to experts, these politically popular, locally targeted, and highly visible projects are also exactly the type of public goods that politicians seek...
Many of the major towns of Lesotho like Maseru, Maputsoe, Hlotse and Mafeteng are showing signs of becoming havens of myriad social vices that one can think of  . . .  crime, drugs, gangsterism, prostitution, human trafficking; you name it. These towns are also...