Category Archives: Economy

NUL to start nutrition project

NUL to start nutrition project

The National University of Lesotho (NUL) in partnership with University of Pretoria (UP) and Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (BUAN) were awarded M1 million grant to start nutrition projects in their respective universities by Southern African Network for BIOsciences (SANBio/BIOFISA) II. This was revealed by Project Leader Dr. Pulane Nkhabutlane in interview with LENA where she stated that ...

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Govt. fails to pay construction company

Govt. fails to pay construction company

The EXR Construction, a company which was awarded tender to construct and maintain road from Sehlabeng sa Thuathe to Sefikeng inclusion of Maseru roads has suspended work because government has failed to pay them. Speaking with LENA, the company Contracts Manager Mr. Landman Goosen said they have suspended work since beginning of December last year as they have not been ...

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Why drought-resistant farming could be a feminist act in Lesotho

Why drought-resistant farming could be a feminist act in Lesotho

Maleloko Fokotsale’s garden isn’t very photogenic. From a distance, it looks like little more than a jumble of rocks and dirt piled high beside her neat fields in the rolling hills outside Lesotho’s capital. And it wasn’t easy to build – there were stones to be hauled and trenches dug, dirt and leaves and fertilizer to be layered delicately like ...

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Australian company takes on Mothae mine

Australian company takes on Mothae mine

As part of its efforts to increase the number of mines in the country, the government through the Ministry of Mining has awarded an Australian company Lucapa Diamonds to run Mothae mine located about five kilometers from Lets’eng Diamond Mine. This surfaced during press briefing by the Minister of Mining Mr. Lebohang Thotanyane on Monday where he stated that among ...

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BEDCO and LSP join hands to support businesses

BEDCO and LSP join hands to support businesses

As part of efforts to improve business in the country, the Basotho Enterprises Development Corporation (BEDCO) in collaboration with Lesotho Steel Product (LSP) will on Tuesday next week sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at an occasion to be held in Maseru. Speaking with LENA, BEDCO Communications and Marketing Manager Mr. Mzimkhulu Sithetho said LSP has approached BEDCO with the ...

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Lesotho gets M100 million for energy sector

Lesotho gets M100 million for energy sector

The Minister of Finance and the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Lesotho on Wednesday signed an agreement of the EU’s support to Lesotho’s Energy Sector. The support worth M100 million under the European Development Fund (EDF) to help Lesotho reform its energy sector and also support a number of innovative approaches towards sustainable energy in the country. At the launch ...

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Police sensitised on importance of tourists

Police sensitised on importance of tourists

Police Superintendent Ramone Ramone says it is important for the Police Officers as the frontliners to be capacitated on the importance of tourism in the country. This Superintendent Ramone stated in an interview with LENA on Friday when asked about the role they play in promoting tourism. He said though they are aware of how they should treat tourists, continuous ...

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Public want Sani Border open for business

Public want Sani Border open for business

Tough restrictions along Sani border post topped Mokhotlong business community member’s concerns as the main limiting factor which affect trade within the district. Mokhotlong business community expressed their concerns on Wednesday when meeting Minister of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing Mr. Selibe Mochoboroane during a business forum which was staged at Seeiso high school hall. When expressing the views ...

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Small trade minister aims to introduce flee market

Small trade minister aims to introduce flee market

Minister of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing, Mr. Selibe Mochoboroane said by introducing flee markets will pave a way to improve informal business sector. Mr. Mochoboroane said this when addressing Mokhotlong business community on Wednesday during a meeting staged at Seeiso High school hall. He indicated that if once a month there can some days allocated for flee markets ...

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Thamae residents receive rice donations from Tzu Chi

Volunteers from Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation distributed 10kg bags of rice to 300 residents at Ha Thamae yesterday. The people gathered outside Chief Letlatsa Matsoso’s house where each person received one bag of rice that came in two trucks. On behalf of the chief, Ratjomose Maphasa said the people receiving the rice registered in May which was a while ...

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