Category Archives: Economy

ILO members challenged to remember its founding objective

ILO members challenged to remember its founding objective

International Labour Organisation (ILO) member states have been invited to revisit history of the organisation, objectives, strategies, policies, as well as standards and engage on its successes and challenges. This was revealed by Deputy Principal Secretary, Mr. Pitso Makosholo when speaking on behalf of Minister of Labour and Employment at a workshop on National Dialogue on the Future of Work ...

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Taxi association to honour best driver

Taxi association to honour best driver

In an effort to improve performance of public transport drivers, Reahola Taxi Association (RTA) will on March 25 honour one of the best drivers at an event to be held at its office at Hleoheng in Leribe. This was revealed by chairperson of Reahola Taxi Association Mr. Mandela Mokhetheea in an interview with LENA. He explained that the prizes and ...

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Trio in court for defrauding FNB

Trio in court for defrauding FNB

Two women and a man briefly appeared before the Maseru Magistrate court charged with defrauding the First National Bank (FNB) branch in Maseru over M30,000.00. ‘Mapitso Makitle (64) of Mathokoane, Moeketsi Mothobi (53) of Ts’enola Majoe-a-lits’oene and Pulane Makitle (54) of Sekamaneng are charged with contravening the provisions of Section 68 (1) of Penal Code Act no. 6 of 2010 ...

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13 bodies of slain miners brought home

13 bodies of slain miners brought home

At least 13 out of 14 bodies of slain illegal Basotho miners in Benoni, South Africa have been brought home through the assistance of the Lesotho Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa on Tuesday night. Speaking in an interview, Member of Parliament for Rothe Constituency Mrs. ‘Manthabiseng Phohleli told LENA the information in her disposal one body is still left behind ...

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Students take part in promoting Lesotho

Students take part in promoting Lesotho

With the aim of encouraging students to visit Lesotho as a first choice destination, the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) will hold a tourism tertiary awareness road show. This was revealed by LTDC Public Relations Officer (PRO) Mr. Molapo Matela in an interview on Wednesday. He told LENA that the event which will be held on Friday will sensitise students ...

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Majoro explains Lesotho’s economic problems

Majoro explains Lesotho’s economic problems

The former minister of planning who is also Thetsane resident Dr. Moeketsi Majoro has disclosed challenges he says hinder Lesotho’s economy from growing. Addressing attendants at a seminar organised by Thetsane Development Opportunity (TDO) on Saturday, Dr. Majoro explained that Lesotho’s economy is crippled and hindered to grow by among others; education system which does not enable people to become ...

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Document submission deadline for Basotho around the corner

Document submission deadline for Basotho around the corner

Undocumented Lesotho nationals who made payment for the Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) before or on 31 December 2016 have until 31 March to submit outstanding documents in order to complete the application process that will regularise their stay in South Africa. Paid-up applicants have only 4 weeks left to apply. Applicants who have proof of payment should visit a LSP ...

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Street vendors fail to adhere to municipal order

Street vendors fail to adhere to municipal order

Thursday was a deadline for about twenty-nine street vendors to vacate the Fairways Plaza surroundings and move to either Koporasi or near the Queen II Hospital in Maseru but they failed to do as ordered by the Maseru City Council. The Chairperson of the informal traders association commonly known as Khathang Tema Baits’ukuli Mr. Ts’olo Lebitsa said the street vendors ...

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Lesotho expects good summer harvest

Lesotho expects good summer harvest

The Ministry of Agriculture expects good summer cropping due to the current rainfalls that the country is experiencing. This, the Director in the Department of Crops Dr. Lebone Molahlehi stated in an exclusive interview with LENA on Tuesday. He highlighted that these rains will have the positive impact on the plants as they will gather enough moisture to sustain them ...

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Low wheat harvest anticipated

Low wheat harvest anticipated

The Maseru District Extension Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Thabang Chabeli says low yield in wheat harvesting is anticipated at Mokema block due to prolonged rainfall. Mr. Chabeli told LENA in an interview that they were forced to halt wheat harvesting at Mokema block earlier this month due to recent rains, indicating that there is a likelihood that ...

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