LERIBE – The Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho and leader of Alliance of Democrats (AD) Mr. Monyane Moleleki has called for peace as the foundation of everything else, including political stability and economic development.
This Mr Moleleki said while addressing the Democrats at Hlotse in Leribe on Saturday during the inauguration of the new executive committee to the followers of the north based constituencies. The new executive committee was elected in 2018 and it is the first to be elected since the party was launched a few months before general elections in 2017.
AD is the second party in the four-party coalition forming the current government of Lesotho.
“You should refrain from insulting supporters of other political parties and leaders of rival political parties but instead show them love. Be tolerant even if they insult you. Attract them through love and make them see love when they look at your party. They must know that they come for a peace loving party when they join AD,” Mr Moleleki stressed.
He welcomed about 70 new supporters and said it was with pleasure that they joined the party. He expressed hope that those who joined the Democrats at the rally will spread the word of peace and elect the party in the future elections.
The deputy leader, Professor Ntoi Rapapa, told the gathering that the Mr Moleleki had also met with the leadership of constituencies of Leribe and has vowed to address the concerns they raised. He said the concerns included lack of school toilets at two schools in Qoqolosing
Professor Rapapa said the government have made arrangements through the ministry of home affairs that the services should be brought to the people rather than the people incurring expenses to go for the services.
The first elected executive committee of the AD is composed of the following among others:
President, Mr Monyane Moleleki
Vice President, Professor Ntoi Rapapa
Secretary General, Dr Mahali Phamotse
Conference Chairperson, Mrs ‘Maboiketlo Maliehe
Public Relations Officer, Mr Thuso Litjobo
The has already held similar rallies in Quthing, Botha-Bothe, Mohale’s Hoek, Berea and Mafeteng.