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Foreign Affairs Minister meets with Chinese Experts

Foreign Affairs Minister meets with Chinese Experts

On Monday last week Mr Lesego Makhothi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, met with the 6-member Chinese Experts Technical Team deployed by the Ministry of Commerce of China. Dr Sun Xianghua, Ambassador of China, Economic Counsellor Mr Ma Guoliang of the Chinese Embassy, and senior government officials from relevant Ministries of the Lesotho government also attended the ...

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Dairy association to host cattle auction

Dairy association to host cattle auction

Mokhotlong- Preparations for the auction of 18 cattle belonging to Liphamola Dairy Farmers Association (LDFA) tomorrow are at an advance stage, the LDFA Farm Manager, Ms Liepollo Letooane has said. The auction will take place at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) sheep stud. Ms Letooane said: “The cows to be auctioned include 11 hybrid bulls and seven ...

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‘Irrigation system the solution to drought’

‘Irrigation system the solution to drought’

Maseru – Mr Lephoto Taoana, a member of the Block Farmers Association has said an irrigation system could be a solution to the unpredictable weather conditions that have affected crop farming in the country. Mr Taoana said: “An irrigation system could be a solution to overcome the severe drought that has affected our yields.” He went on to say their ...

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‘Pupils should be educated on nutrition’

‘Pupils should be educated on nutrition’

Maseru – The Food and Nutrition Coordinating Office (FNCO) Director Dr ‘Masekonyela Sebotsa has said it is important to educate pupils about nutrition and promoting eating a balanced diet as it is vital for good health and wellbeing. She said this while addressing Senyotong Primary School Pupils in Berea on Friday adding that children should eat a balanced diet in ...

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Youth – start small businesses

Youth – start small businesses

Botha-Bothe – Mr. Thabo Matele, the business owner of Likileng Tree Nursery has urged the youth to start small business, in particular, fruit tree business. He said Lesotho’s youth are among the least likely in the world to feel positive about starting a business while also fighting the rising youth unemployment. Mr. Matele said the fruit tree nursery business is ...

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M1.6 million projects set for Quthing

M1.6 million projects set for Quthing

Quthing – Development projects estimated at more than M1.6 Million in five community councils and one urban council in Quthing district are expected to commence in February. The Quthing District Council Assistant Economic Planner, Mr Tlelima Hlalele said the projects that include maintenance and extension of clean water supply system, latrine building and construction of a footbridge are expected to ...

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‘Dairy farmers should unite with the government’

‘Dairy farmers should unite with the government’

Maseru – Lesotho National Dairy Board Chief Executive Officer, Mr Abiel Mashale has called on the dairy associations to unite with the government in formulating strategic plans to improve the dairy industry. He said this at a meeting held in Maseru yesterday with the agenda of sensitising farmers on the importance of joining associations. During the meeting which was also ...

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Basotho urged to be peaceful

Basotho urged to be peaceful

Maseru – The President of the Synod from the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA), Reverend Tšeliso Masemene, has urged Basotho to unite and work for lasting peace so that the country could be stable and free from challenges such as corruption and murder amongst others. Reverend Masemene uttered these words during a prayer service that was held at ...

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Lesotho reinstates ambassador to UN

Lesotho reinstates ambassador to UN

The Government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to reinstate Advocate Kelebone Maope as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lesotho in New York. A letter addressed to him, dated 18 January 2018, signed by the Ministry’s Principal Secretary (PS) Nkopane Monyane, on a government letterhead, reads: ‘Reference is made to your letter of suspension (FR/P/6712) dated ...

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Letšeng uncovers another gem diamond

Letšeng uncovers another gem diamond

Maseru – Letšeng Diamond Mine announced the recovery of other high quality diamonds weighing 117 and 110 carats D-colour types. The recovery was announced on Monday in a press statement, which says Letšeng Diamond’s two highest dollars per carat kimberlite diamonds have been described as high value diamonds. The press statement read: “We are pleased to announce the recovery of ...

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