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LRA to modernise tax system

LRA to modernise tax system

Maseru– The Tax Modernisation Project to be implemented by the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) will strengthen Lesotho’s tax administration capacity, said the Minister of Finance, Dr. Moeketsi Majoro during the loan agreement signing ceremony between the government of Lesotho and African Development Bank (ADB). The loan agreement to the tune of M85 million was signed at an event held in ...

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Electricity installation: A dream come true

Electricity installation: A dream come true

Berea (TNS) – The Liboping Chieftainess, ‘Mahlabathe Majara of Berea expressed gratitude over the installation of electricity in her area, saying it is ‘a dream come true’. The installation of electricity in nine villages in which villagers have to date contributed more than M500,000, started in December. Chieftainess Majara applauded the four-by-four government for its humanitarian gesture which she said ...

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Chinese business community appeals to police

Chinese business community appeals to police

Mohale’s Hoek – The Chinese business community operating in Mohale’s Hoek appealed to the police to attend to reported crimes timely. This, they said during a meeting aimed at strengthening relations between them and the police. During the meeting, the Chinese business community said they are usually victims of robbery hence a need for the police to attend the scene ...

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Scramble for Brenda Fassie’s biopic

Scramble for Brenda Fassie’s biopic

Brenda Fassie’s son, Bongani has lashed out at music veteran Sello ‘Chicco’ Twala’s attempt to block the making of a biopic about the songstress which is currently in the pipeline. Chicco reportedly plans to file a legal application to stop the production of the film about Brenda’s life, claiming he had the rights to her music and any films about ...

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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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