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GOVERNMENT WILL ENSURE INCLUSIVENESS IN REFORMS-DPM

The Lesotho Government will ensure that all stakeholders are included from initial stages of reforms.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Monyane Moleleki said this when addressing participants at the High Level Induction Retreat held at Ha Mohale in the district of Maseru on Tuesday.

The theme for the induction is 'Strategic Leadership towards Reformed Governance Systems'.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the retreat is aimed at familiarising the new cabinet ministers with their responsibilities and duties thus enabling them to help government to enhance service delivery.

He said ministers will be equipped with skills that will assist them to heal the nation from its distresses, saying this is an opportunity for them to reflect and share ideas on the responsibilities that lies ahead.

Mr. Moleleki said public has demanded reforms for a long time, commenting that unless they timeously do that, their coalition government is in danger.

He reminded the ministers about the commitment they made after elections, which is the promise to do reforms for the betterment of this country.

He noted that in the next two months, Lesotho will complete celebration of 50th anniversary, expressing hope that they learned something from those years hence the need to ensure that they correct the mistakes made and confidently move forward.

Also speaking was the United Nations (UN) Coordinator, Mr. Salvatore Niyonzima who commended the government for initiating the activity which he said promotes unity hence will enable ministers to work and strategise together so to meet the needs of Basotho.

He pledged the UN’s full support to the government and its initiatives to improve the livelihoods of Basotho.

Mr. Niyonzima commented that the retreat is a perfect start especially for the new ministers as they will be introduced to their new responsibilities and duties thus helping them to understand the importance of working together and deciding a way forward.

 He said this is an opportunity for them to reflect and decide how to make this coalition government successful, noting the importance to move quickly to do reforms as indicated by His Majesty and the Prime Minister during the inauguration and opening of the tenth Parliament.

The UN Coordinator said it is time for the government to translate their commitment into actions, saying UN agencies are determined to support Lesotho to achieve stability which he said determines and boosts the development of the country hence improvement of the lives of Basotho.

The retreat is expected to end on Thursday. 

This is the third Coalition Government of Lesotho since 2012 and it is comprised of the four parties which are All Basotho Convention (ABC), Alliance of Democrats (AD), Basotho National Party (BNP) and Reformed Congress for Lesotho (RCL).

 

Source: LENA 29/08/2017

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