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Public servants get 6{ce26f346cd59949e2c0f2d00ffd4e33d79c93a92036a118111a0d166462d4b89} increase in relative terms

Public servants get 6{ce26f346cd59949e2c0f2d00ffd4e33d79c93a92036a118111a0d166462d4b89} increase in relative terms

In relative terms, the public sector salaries have been adjusted by six percent, the Economic and Justice Coordinator for the Lesotho Council of Non-governmental Organisations (LCN) has said. In his analysis after the budget speech presentation by the Minister of Finance in Maseru on Wednesday, Mr. Sekonyela Mapetja said if the salaries have been adjusted by three percent and tax ...

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A book on making Africa work launched

A book on making Africa work launched

There is need for the Africans to share ideas and information on how to correct the wrongs that Africa has done by identifying where the problems are for the development of Africa as a whole. This was said by former President of Nigeria Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo when briefly speaking during the launching ceremony of a handbook on Making Africa Work ...

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King Letsie sets government’s development agenda

King Letsie sets government’s development agenda

King Letsie III says his government has committed itself to drive national development agenda during the next five years of the life of the 10th parliament. In his speech from the throne, the King said his government has committed to work towards restoring the rule of law in Lesotho and to restore political stability and security in Lesotho. He also ...

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Migrant workers expect new government to review migrant labour policies

Migrant workers expect new government to review migrant labour policies

Migrant Worker Association (MWA) has expectations regarding labour policies from the new government, the Association’s Executive Director said on Thursday. Mr Lerato Nkhets’e explicated that their concerns border on three aspects comprising labour, health and the Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) and the latter which he said they hope for the Ministry of Home Affairs to act in ensuring that Basotho ...

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Hopes high for the budget speech

Hopes high for the budget speech

The presentation of the 2017/18 Budget Speech scheduled for Wednesday next week has triggered different opinions from different sectors with all expecting their needs to be addressed. Mr. Seabata Simione of the Semonkong Children’s Home stated that the money allocated to children’s homes should be increased from M100,000.00 to at least M200,000 or M300,000.00 so that the needs of every ...

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Farmers encouraged to keep fodder

Farmers encouraged to keep fodder

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) Mokhotlong said cutting and keeping of maize stalks as fodder at a safe place is a decisive move of which farmers are encouraged to perform as part of preparing for the next agricultural season. This was said by MAFS Acting District Agricultural Officer (DAO), Mr. Qabo-qabo Kibi during an interview with LENA. Mr. ...

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Budget speech next week Wednesday

Budget speech next week Wednesday

The Minister of Finance Dr. Moeketsi Majoro is expected to present the 2017/18 budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday next week. The Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Litemoso Thatho said this in an interview on Tuesday. She said that the after the presentation in the Parliament, Dr. Majoro will address different stakeholders at Avani Maseru on a questions and answers ...

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Phori hands over shelters to street vendors

Phori hands over shelters to street vendors

The Minister of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing Mr. Chalane Phori has handed over 10 shelters to street vendors whose shacks and goods burnt to ashes few weeks ago. The handing over took place near Sefika Bus stop area in Maseru on Monday. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Phori thanked the Chinese business company, Afro-Asia Engineering PTY (LTD) for ...

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Minister takes mining tour

Minister takes mining tour

The Minister of Mining Mr. Keketso Sello this week took a familiarisation tour at the Liqhobong Mining Development Company (LMDC)-(Fire Stone) and Storm Mountain Diamonds (SMD). According to a statement from the Ministry of Mining the visit to the neighbouring mines was intended for the Minister to familiarise himself with the mines and identify key areas that need development. During ...

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Street vendors assisted with shelters

Street vendors assisted with shelters

Preparations are at an advanced stage for the erection of shacks that belonged to the street vendors whose shacks were burnt to ashes last month. The Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing Information Officer Ms. Nyakallo Nts’inyi said the street vendors are being assisted by some of the Chiness business people through the request of the newly appointed ...

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