Category Archives: Economy

What legal Canadian weed might mean to Lesotho

What legal Canadian weed might mean to Lesotho

By multiple measures, the Kingdom of Lesotho is one of the highest countries in the world. For one, the mountainous African nation never drops below 1,400 metres, meaning its lowermost point is at a higher elevation than that of any other country. For another, it has long depended heavily on the production of cannabis; a report published by UNESCO at ...

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‘Lesotho’s vulnerability to drought will continue’

‘Lesotho’s vulnerability to drought will continue’

Lesotho will continue to experience devastating droughts and food crises unless there is a dramatic increase in investment in community-level resilience and preparedness said Mr Tadateru Konoé, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). “Without measures to strengthen the ability of people to withstand droughts and other hazards, the terrible food insecurity we have ...

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Pensioners smile all the way to the bank

Pensioners smile all the way to the bank

The hundred and twenty Maluti increment for pensioners has made a huge difference in the lives of the old age. This was seen through jubilations and ululations after pensioners received their government sponsored monthly payments. Speaking in an interview with LENA by one pensioner Mr. Jack Moeko from Ha Moeko on Monday also confirmed the happiness and satisfaction. Mr. Moeko ...

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Minister starts drive for cooperative societies

Minister starts drive for cooperative societies

A delegation of about six people from the Ministry of Small Business Development, cooperatives and Marketing from Maseru will hold a series of public gatherings in the district from Thursday next week. These public gatherings are expected to kick off at Kolo, Ha Mohlalefi including all villages under Tebang Principal Chief on Monday and will be proceeded to Likhoele Principal ...

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Former finance minister in court for bribery

Former finance minister in court for bribery

The Former Finance Minister Dr. ‘Mamphono Khaketla (57) together with Mr. Thabo Napo both of Khubetsoana briefly appeared before the Maseru Magistrate Court on Thursday charged with attempted bribery involving M4 million. According to the main charge which has four alternatives, the duo is alleged to have attempted to solicit a bribe of about M4 million from representatives of the ...

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Chinese Embassy holds symposium on China-Lesotho cooperation

Chinese Embassy holds symposium on China-Lesotho cooperation

Last week Thursday, the Chinese Embassy in Lesotho held the first Symposium on China-Lesotho Capacity Building Practical Cooperation. H.E. Dr. Sun Xianghua, Ambassador of China, Hon. Tlohelang Aumane, Minister of Development Planning, Mr. Thabang Lekhela, Deputy Principle Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, officials from the relevant departments of the Lesotho government, representatives of former trainees, and students who ...

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Thaba-Tseka residents receive fruit tree gifts

Thaba-Tseka residents receive fruit tree gifts

The Ministry of Forestry, Rangeland and Soil Conservation has given out 40000 fruit trees to the communities in the district. This was stated in an interview with LENA on Friday by the District Coordinator Forestry, Rangelands and Soil Conservation Mr. Mokete Pama. According to Mr. Pama, every year they give out the fruit trees to the communities as that is ...

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Japan boosts food, nutrition security in Lesotho

Japan boosts food, nutrition security in Lesotho

The Japanese government has contributed US$1.1 million (M14.2 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) food assistance to some 61,000 food insecure children in the country. A ceremony held in Maseru yesterday marked the contribution from Japan, which will be used to provide a highly nutritious porridge for some 11,000 children under the age of two in Mokhotlong, ...

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Stable food security outcomes prevail in Lesotho

Stable food security outcomes prevail in Lesotho

The minimal (IPC Phase 1) food security outcomes are expected to continue to prevail in most parts of the country between now and January 2018, however some areas are expected to start experiencing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes between October and January 2018. Most households, including the very poor and poor are still accessing staple cereals from their own harvests ...

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One Thousand & One Voices invests in SanLei aquaculture business

One Thousand & One Voices invests in SanLei aquaculture business

One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V), a US private capital fund backed exclusively by leading families, has announced its third investment in Sub-Saharan Africa with the acquisition of a specialist aquaculture business headquartered in Lesotho. The aquaculture business, SanLei is a trout producer located on the shores of the Katse Dam in the remote highlands of Lesotho, a site known ...

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