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...
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 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...
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...
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...
With the advent of COVID–19 which has brought the world to a complete shutdown, Lesotho’s construction industry has also suffered in more ways than one. The construction of Polihali Dam, which is the centrepiece of Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project was not spared the...
The board of directors of First National Bank of Lesotho last week announced the appointment of Delekazi Mokebe as chief executive of FNB Lesotho effective from 08 June 2020. Announcing the appointment, the Lesotho Board Chairperson, Ian Leyenar said, “This is a milestone decision which affirms our commitment to...
The purpose of local government is to provide a system under which Councils perform the functions and exercise the powers conferred by or under this Act and any other Act for the peace, order and good government of their municipal districts. Local authorities are subordinate corporations formed by...
Lesotho’s economy relies mainly on South African Economy. This became evident during the lockdown. Lesotho’s economy is now on its knees due to the lockdown, especially due to closed borders. In this interview, local economist Majakathata Mokoena (MM) tells theReporter’s ‘Majirata Latela (ML) what the country needs...