Category Archives: Breaking News

LEFA sends two man delegation to FIFA summit in SA

LEFA sends two man delegation to FIFA summit in SA

The Lesotho’s soccer governing body, Lesotho Football Association (LEFA) will be represented by two officials at a three day FIFA Summit to be staged in Sandton Convention Centre. The FIFA Summit begins today, after the newly elected FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino first had a meeting with the French speaking member states across the globe, this time he will be ...

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Queen to give sanitary pads to school girls

Queen to give sanitary pads to school girls

As part of continuing with Hlokomela Banana initiative, Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso will on Friday give out sanitary pads to school girls at Leribe English Medium School and Holy Family High School. This was revealed by Senior Education Officer (SEO) Leribe Mrs. Sekhotseng Adam-Molapo in an interview with LENA on Tuesday. She explained that for Holy Family High School, about ...

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Lesotho expects good summer harvest

Lesotho expects good summer harvest

The Ministry of Agriculture expects good summer cropping due to the current rainfalls that the country is experiencing. This, the Director in the Department of Crops Dr. Lebone Molahlehi stated in an exclusive interview with LENA on Tuesday. He highlighted that these rains will have the positive impact on the plants as they will gather enough moisture to sustain them ...

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Low wheat harvest anticipated

Low wheat harvest anticipated

The Maseru District Extension Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Thabang Chabeli says low yield in wheat harvesting is anticipated at Mokema block due to prolonged rainfall. Mr. Chabeli told LENA in an interview that they were forced to halt wheat harvesting at Mokema block earlier this month due to recent rains, indicating that there is a likelihood that ...

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Agriculture ministry utilises all its budget

Agriculture ministry utilises all its budget

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security managed to utilise almost all the budget that was allocated by the Parliament for 2016/17 Fiscal year. The Ministry was allocated M227, 241, 734 for Capital budget while its Recurrent budget was M183,560,085. The Ministry’s Financial Controller Mrs. Sebueng Lerotholi disclosed this in an interview with LENA on Tuesday when responding on how ...

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‘Employees fired due to lack of funds,’ says home affairs

‘Employees fired due to lack of funds,’ says home affairs

Over 1000 part time employees working at the Ministry of Home Affairs under the department of National Identity and Civil Registry (NICR) will cease duty end of February. This was revealed by the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Advocate Borenahabokhethe Sekonyela in an interview with LENA today. Adv. Sekonyela explained that there was too much congestion of ...

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WRAP UP: Opposition to pass vote of no confidence

WRAP UP: Opposition to pass vote of no confidence

Lesotho Opposition Alliance say that they want the National Assembly to carry out a vote of no confidence to the Prime Minister Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili before any other business in its first sitting on Friday. This surfaced during the press conference held in Maseru on Monday by alliance of All Basotho Convention (ABC), Alliance of Democrats (AD), Basotho National Party ...

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Japan extends helping hand to Lesotho’s hunger relief

Japan extends helping hand to Lesotho’s hunger relief

Lesotho is among 33 countries to receive the World Food Programme (WFP) vital food and nutrition assistance worth US $ 85.2 million (about M 1107.6 million) donated by the Government of Japan to feed hungry people in those countries. According to a revelation made by the WFP, the Organisation welcomed the announcement last week and the cash donation is aimed ...

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Metsing officially probed for fraud and corruption

Metsing officially probed for fraud and corruption

The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) has on Tuesday confirmed that it has taken measures concerning a fraud and corruption case against the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Mothejoa Metsing. DCEO’s Senior Information Officer Mrs. ‘Matlhokomelo Senoko divulged that her office wrote a letter to the DPM earlier this month informing him of their plan to proceed with the ...

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Local athletes to run at KZN marathon

Local athletes to run at KZN marathon

At least ten athletes from Athletics Mokhotlong Association (AMA) are under going an intensive training ahead of Harry Gwala District Marathon to be staged at Kwazulu Natal (KZN) on March 05. This was disclosed by AMA Spokesperson Mr. Realeboha Lenanya during an interview with LENA. Mr. Lenanya said AMA team which is made up of six male and four female ...

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