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 THE LESOTHO CABINET
 Cabinet Appointments

The Cabinet comprises the following members, in their order of precedence:

   

1. The Right Honourable Dr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili  
The Prime Minister

2. Hon. Mothetjoa Metsing
Deputy Prime Minister

3. Hon. Adv. Lekhetho Rakuoane
Minister of Home Affairs

4. Hon. Moeketse Malebo
Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Correctional Services
5. Hon. Adv. Thulo Mahlakeng
Minister of Labour and Employment

6. Hon. Kimetso Mathaba
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office

7. Hon. Molahlehi Letlotlo
Minister of Social Development

8. Hon. Monyane Moleleki
Minister of Police and Public Safety

9. Hon. Dr. 'Mamphono Khaketla
Minister of Finance

10. Hon. Dr. Pontšo Sekatle
Minister of Local Government and chieftainship Affairs
11. Hon. Ralechate 'Mokose
Minister of Water Affairs
12. Hon. Kabelo Mafura
Minister of Forestry, Range and Soil Conservation
13. Hon. Selibe Mochoboroane
Minister of Energy
14. Hon. Tšeliso Mokhosi
Minister of Defence and National Security
15. Hon. Tšoeu Mokeretla
Minister of Public Works and Transport
16. Hon. Tsukutlane Au
Minister of Public Service
17. Hon. Mokoto Hloaele
Minister of Development Planning
18. Hon. Motlalentoa Letsosa
Minister of Law and Constitutional Affairs
19. Hon. Khotso Letsatsi
Minister of Communications, Science & Technology
20. Hon. Likeleli Tampane
Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture
21. Hon. Mathibeli Mokhothu
Minister of Gender, Youth and Sports
22. Hon. Tlohang Sekhamane
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations
23. Hon. Dr. Mahali Phamotse
Minister of Education and Training
24. Hon. Thabiso Litsiba
Minister of Small Business Development, Co-operatives and Marketing
25. Hon. 'Mapalesa Mothokho
Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
26. Dr. 'Molotsi Monyamane
Minister of Health
27. Hon. Joshua Setipa
Minister of Trade and Industry
28. Hon. Lebohang Thotanyana
Minister of Mining
 
       

Deputy Ministers

1. Hon. Phallang Monare
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
2. Hon. Kotiti Diholo
Deputy Minister of Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs
3. Hon. Thabang Kholumo
Deputy Minister of Education and Training
4. Hon. 'Marefuoe 'Muso
Deputy Minister of Gender, Youth and Sports
 
5. Hon. 'Mamosa Molapo
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
6. Hon. Liteboho Kompi
Deputy Minister of Health
7. Hon. Mokhele Moletsane
Deputy Minister of Public Works Transport
 
 ABOUT THE LESOTHO CABINET

The Cabinet of Ministers consists of the Prime Minister and other Ministers. According to Section 87 of the Constitution of Lesotho, the Cabinet is led by the Prime Minister who is appointed by the King in accordance with the advice of the Council of State. The Prime Minister is a Member of Parliament who commands the confidence of the majority of the Members of the National Assembly.

On the advice of the Prime Minister, the King appoints other Ministers from among Members of Parliament from the National Assembly or Senate to form the Cabinet.

The Cabinet is responsible for all government policies and the day-to-day running of the affairs of the state.

The Cabinet is responsible collectively to Parliament, and comprises the Prime Minister and Ministers who are in charge of various ministries. The Constitution says there should be at least seven Ministers, one of whom shall hold the office of Deputy Prime Minister, as may be established by Parliament or, subject to any provision made by Parliament, by the King, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.

Currently, there are 25 ministries as follows:

  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Communications, Science & Technology
  • Defence and National Security
  • Development Planning
  • Education and Training
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Foreign Affairs and International Relations
  • Forestry, Range and Soil Conservation
  • Gender, Youth and Sports
  • Health
  • Home Affairs
  • Justice, Human Rights and Correctional Services
  • Labour and Employment
  • Law and Constitutional Affairs
  • Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs
  • Mining
  • Police and Public Safety
  • Public Service
  • Public Works and Transport
  • Small Business Development, Co-operatives and Marketing
  • Social Development
  • Tourism, Environment and Culture
  • Trade and Industry
  • Water Affairs