Category Archives: Economy

Factory workers get an increase

Factory workers get an increase

Maseru – While Lesotho Trade Unions were demanding a minimum wage of M2000 for factory workers for this financial year, the Government has instead offered a six percent increase. This was said by Mr Samuel Mokhele, a member of the National Clothing, Textile and Allied Workers (NACTWU) on Tuesday. He said other private sector workers such as those who work ...

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Soldiers accused of assaulting siblings

Soldiers accused of assaulting siblings

Maseru – Two members of the Lesotho Defence Force appeared before Maseru Magistrate Court on Friday on charges of assault which they allegedly committed in 2015.   The duo Nkesi Makoetje and Sergeant Lekhooa Moepi are facing two counts of assault; the crown alleges the incident happened at the maximum security prison facilities in Maseru on June 18, 2015.   ...

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Govt to prop up livestock sector

Govt to prop up livestock sector

Maseru – The government of Lesotho has pledged to continue supporting wool and mohair farming as well as the associated value chain in a bid to improve the business.   Presenting the 2018/2019 budget speech recently, finance minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro announced that about M277.8 million has been set aside to pursue the livestock economy investment.   As expected, farmers ...

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Sello urges transparency at mining workplaces

Sello urges transparency at mining workplaces

Mokhotlong – The Minister of Mining, Mr. Keketso Sello encouraged mining investors to promote transparency at workplace and have mutual trust with communities in order to ensure smooth operations of mines. He said this on Friday while addressing the Mokhotlong community who were complaining of lack of transparency in the labour recruitment process at Mothae mine. Mr. Sello said it ...

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Letlotlo La Basotho holds debut conference

Letlotlo La Basotho holds debut conference

Maseru– Letlotlo La Basotho Service, Cooperative and Society Limited for the first time held a conference in Maseru on Saturday. The objective of the conference was to state service and financial reports before members showcase products to be produced by the society as well as to elect the new committee. The Chairperson of the Society, Mr. Motlatsi Shale said they ...

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Liphakoe cooperative adds more members

Liphakoe cooperative adds more members

In an effort to improve summer cropping, Kopanang Liphakoe Cooperative (KLC) accepted six more members thus increasing the number of hectares as compared to the last cropping season. This was said by the Chairperson of KCL, Mrs. ‘Mamotseki Mahloko on Monday. Mrs. Mahloko explained that the hectares have increased from seven to 49.7 as the new members have borrowed their fields ...

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World Urban Forum

World Urban Forum

Lesotho will participate in a seven-day World Urban Forum in Malaysia from February 7, 2018, the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship Information Officer Mrs. ‘Makena Setho-Letsie said. Mrs. Setho-Letsie said her Ministry will represent the country at the Forum. Mr. Habofanoe Lehana, the Chairperson of the United Nations (UN) Habitat for Humanity, who was appointment in October this year, ...

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A visa-free Africa still faces hurdles

A visa-free Africa still faces hurdles

Would an Africa in which Africans require no visas to travel boost prospects for intracontinental trade? The African Union (AU) and many of the continent’s economic organisations think so and want it to be a reality by 2020. It is not an entirely original concept (the European Union already has a visa-free policy for its citizens), and many experts laud ...

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BOS completes energy consumption survey

BOS completes energy consumption survey

The second phase of the 2017 Household Energy Consumption Survey (HECS) conducted by the Bureau of Statistics (BOS) in the Ministry of Development Planning was successfully completed. This is according to the Chief Statistician in the BOS, Ms. Ts’episo Thabane in an interview on Monday. She stated that field work was completed on Thursday last week as scheduled. She indicated ...

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Expert says corruption hinders development

Expert says corruption hinders development

If corruption will continue to happen the way it is doing now, the African countries, Lesotho inclusive will never realise peace, security, stability and development. Prof. Patrick Lumumba, former Director of Kenya Anti Corruption Commission said this in his presentation delivered as a guest speaker invited at the anti corruption symposium on this year’s theme, ”United against corruption for development, ...

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