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LMPS calls for road signs in Hlotse

LMPS calls for road signs in Hlotse

The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) has appealed for road markings from the Hlotse Urban Council so as to control traffic in Hlotse. Speaking at Heads of Departments meeting held on Thursday at the District Administrators offices in Hlotse, Leribe LMPS representative, Maketekete Lehala said the lack of road markings is a challenge for the LMPS traffic department. The road ...

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Ha Koali Rural Electrification Project launched

Ha Koali Rural Electrification Project launched

The Minister of Energy and Meteorology, Mr Mokoto Hloaele, presided over the launch of Koali Rural Electrification Project yesterday at the offices of the Ha Koali Chief in Mount Moorosi. The project worthy more than M7 million is set to benefit 747 households from 11 villages in Ha Koali area. It is expected to start on Wednesday; completion is targeted ...

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Rural electrification project benefits Machache residents

Rural electrification project benefits Machache residents

The Minister of Energy and Meteorology, Mr. Mokoto Hloaele, yesterday said in two months residents of Ha Mphokhe, Ha Ntsi, Ha Sekete, and Ha Ratau received – in Machache – will be connected with electricity. Mr. Hloaele said this during the launching of the Rural Electrification Project at Ha Mphokhe. The Minister said 259 households and Masapong Primary School will ...

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Party members welcome Thabane home

Party members welcome Thabane home

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 ...

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Third Round of India Lesotho Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation

Third Round of India Lesotho Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation

The third meeting of the India-Lesotho Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation (JBCC) was held last Friday at the Ministry of External Affairs Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan Building in New Delhi, India. The Indian delegation was led by the India’s Joint Secretary (E&SA) Ministry of External Affairs, Dr. Neena Malhotra, and Lesotho delegation was led by the Principal Secretary in the Ministry ...

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Over 200, 000 Basotho face food shortage

Over 200, 000 Basotho face food shortage

The latest report by the Famine Early Warning Systems (FEWS) has warned that 225,000 Basotho will face food shortages for three months until February 2018. This represents 10{ce26f346cd59949e2c0f2d00ffd4e33d79c93a92036a118111a0d166462d4b89} of Lesotho’s 2.1 million population. The FEWS report titled “Lesotho Remote Monitoring Update” notes that the 2017/18 lean season is expected to be less severe than what the country experienced in the ...

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Man shot dead in Mafeteng

Man shot dead in Mafeteng

Mafeteng police is currently investigating a murder case of a 40 year-old man of Ha Motloheloa, Maseru who was shot dead at Race Course on Monday night. The Officer Commanding Mafeteng Police, Senior Superintendent Tšeliso Baholo said the deceased who was employed by Makhakhe Lion Construction renovating a Mini Prison in Mafeteng was sitting alone in his temporary shelter. It ...

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Lesotho to commemorate Human Rights Day

Lesotho to commemorate Human Rights Day

The Ministry of Law and Constitutional affairs will join the rest of the world to commemorate Human Rights Day at the event to be held at Correctional Institution in Maseru on Sunday. This was revealed by the Ministry’s Chief Legal Officer, Mrs Polo Chabane at the press briefing held in Maseru. Mrs Chabane said the event; whose theme is “Stand ...

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Government registers success within months

Government registers success within months

The Government of Lesotho has over the period of five months managed to restore the rule of law in the country. This was revealed by Member of Parliament (MP) for Mosalemane, Mr Tsoinyane Rapapa yesterday. Mr Rapapa added that over the past years things had gone out of hand as some people were above the law, however, since the reign ...

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Declaration of assets revamped

Declaration of assets revamped

Public officers should accept that the declaration of assets is legally binding and should be adhered to, the Minister of Public Service said this yesterday during the revamping of the system of the declaration of assets. Minister Thesele ‘Maseribane said that the ministry is aiming at reminding public officers from Grade A upwards, of their duty to declare their assets ...

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