All Basotho Convention (ABC) members waited patiently and enthusiastically to welcome their leader and Prime Minister Dr. Thomas Thabane at the Moshoeshoe I airport yesterday.
The Prime Minister was returning from his official trip in Ivory Coast.
The welcome initiative was extended to his home in Makhoakhoeng where he delivered a short speech to thank party members (ABC) together with Alliance of Democrats (AD) supporters for the gesture.
In his speech, Dr. Thabane observed the unity reigning among him and his coalition partners and expressed hope that it lasts longer for stability and progress of the nation.
He said there is need for Lesotho to stay off the Southern African Development Community (SADC) agenda – in terms of political conflict. However, Dr. Thabane added that the instability in Lesotho is caused by people who the public voted to represent them.
He also said the government has to address the escalating unemployment rate among the youth.
Finally, the Prime Minister pleaded with Basotho to cooperate with the SADC troops so that they do their job properly for the benefit of the country.
The Prime Minister and his delegation left the country last week for Cote d’Ivoire to attend a two-day African Union and European Union (AU-EU) Summit.
The summit that was attended by Heads of government from Africa and Europe was aimed at providing the institutional framework to discuss areas of trade and cooperation between the African and European nations.