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Thabane launches national reforms programme

Thabane launches national reforms programme

MASERU (TNS) – Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane has launched the most awaited comprehensive programme aimed at implementing national reforms in the national assembly on Monday May 14. “We have no choice. We have no choice. We have no choice,” he told members of parliament as he invited them to at least once in their lifetime put the interests of ...

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Factory workers get an increase

Factory workers get an increase

Maseru – While Lesotho Trade Unions were demanding a minimum wage of M2000 for factory workers for this financial year, the Government has instead offered a six percent increase. This was said by Mr Samuel Mokhele, a member of the National Clothing, Textile and Allied Workers (NACTWU) on Tuesday. He said other private sector workers such as those who work ...

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SA intervenes after King was ‘mistreated’ at border

SA intervenes after King was ‘mistreated’ at border

Pretoria – South African senior government officials were on Tuesday, intervening to quell a diplomatic spat with neighbouring Kingdom of Lesotho after King Letsie III was “mistreated” at the border between the two nations. “I’ve just had a meeting now with the foreign minister of Lesotho. As you know, we are experiencing problems at the border. The king of Lesotho is ...

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Soldiers accused of assaulting siblings

Soldiers accused of assaulting siblings

Maseru – Two members of the Lesotho Defence Force appeared before Maseru Magistrate Court on Friday on charges of assault which they allegedly committed in 2015.   The duo Nkesi Makoetje and Sergeant Lekhooa Moepi are facing two counts of assault; the crown alleges the incident happened at the maximum security prison facilities in Maseru on June 18, 2015.   ...

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Cold weather kicks in

Cold weather kicks in

Maseru – A Lesotho Meteorological Services (LMS) Meteorology observer based at Semonkong, Mr. Foto Molise said more freezing-cold temperatures are anticipated.   He said this in an interview on Monday, where he warned this year is poised to be colder than last year due to the prevailing climate change.   He noted that winter is just around the corner, as ...

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Top tax officers suspended pending forensic audit

Top tax officers suspended pending forensic audit

MASERU (TNS) – Five top members of the senior managers of the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) have been suspended with effect from Wednesday March 7 following the appointment of a forensic audit firm, PKF Chartered Accountants, by the finance and audit committee (FAC) of the board of directors to establish the veracity, or lack thereof, of the allegations by the ...

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Health Ministry launches new TB project

Health Ministry launches new TB project

Maseru – The Ministry of Health, with the support of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and funding from Unitaid, yesterday launched a new project aimed at reducing childhood illnesses and deaths due to Tuberculosis (TB) in Maseru. The EGPAF Communications and Advocacy Manager Mrs. ‘Makopano Letsatsi said the project will scale up TB diagnosis and treatment among children ...

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A hiking club with a purpose

A hiking club with a purpose

MASERU (TNS, PALESA MATSASA) – Sea Point and Stadium Area are villages within Maseru town found around the main bus stop area. These villages are characterised by loud music coming from public bars, home brewing, night clubs and street fights among others. The villages are popularly known as ‘lekeesheneng’ because of these characteristics which are not common in typical Basotho ...

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Two companies hold Matekoane licenses

Two companies hold Matekoane licenses

The first two matekoane (cannabis) production companies on the African continent have been given administrative approval by Lesotho’s Ministry of Health. The government decided to legalize the cultivation of medical cannabis with the hope of creating conditions that allow foreign investors to produce and export medical cannabis in Lesotho. In June 2017, Lesotho’s Ministry of Health granted South African medical ...

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AD increases numbers in parliament

AD increases numbers in parliament

… as another DC MP crosses MASERU (TNS) – A then opposition Member of Parliament (MP) for Tele constituency, Mr. Mothepu Mahapa, under the Democratic Congress (DC) led by former prime minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, said his crossing over to the Alliance of Democrats (AD) was more about the needs of the electorate of his constituency and not about political colours. ...

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