PROJECT STRENGTHENS LESOTHO/US TIES -PM
Prime Minister, Mr. Pakalitha Mosisili, says launching of
the construction of a water project at Ha Makebe on Thursday
marks a milestone of cooperation between governments of
Lesotho and the United States of America (U.S.A).
Mosisili said construction of the multi-million project due
to start at Ha Makebe in Berea, which will be coupled with
construction of 30 000 ventilated improved pit latrines will
benefit 250 villages countrywide.
said the project is intended to improve the supply of water
for households, industries, business premises and the
added that the project is also meant to reduce poverty as
well as to uplift the country's economy as during its
implementation hundreds of Basotho will be employed.
thanked the American government for its support, noting that
the project was signed between the Lesotho government and
its American counterpart in Washington on July, 2007.
the same occasion the US Ambassador to Lesotho, Mrs.
Michelle Bond affirmed her country's commitment to continue
rendering assistance to Lesotho.
Bond congratulated the Prime Minister and the people of
Lesotho for the launch of this mammoth project .
said US through the Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC)
is proud to be Lesotho's partner, saying that she is looking
forward to join the Prime Minister once again during the
opening of the first completed rural water and sanitation
speaking was the Member of Parliament for Seqonoka No. 27,
Mr. Kelebone Maope who thanked the government for the
project which he said will be of great benefit to the
said water is an important commodity without which life
water project is being funded by the American government
through the Millennium Challenge Account at the cost U$362.2
Source: LENA 16/12/2010