COMMS MINISTER LEADS TOWER CONSTRUCTION SOD
The Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Mr. Serialong
Qoo on Monday led the sod-turning of the construction of a communication
tower at the event held at Ha-Ts'ilo in the Constituency of Matsieng.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Qoo said the construction of a tower at
Thabana-Nts'onyana Mountain, Ha-Ts'ilo is expected to be completed in
May and ready to start operation.
He said the tower is intended to improve communication amongst the
community members in different ways such as access to internet and use
of cellular phones, urging the public to take advantage of the service
to improve their lives rather than using it in matters that cause
Mr. Qoo commented that it is through improved
communication that services like of health and education will also
improve to a level that those services that are provided in urban areas
could be easily accessed in the rural areas.
He therefore urged the communities in the area to
preserve and protect this facility against any damage.
Speaking at the same event, a Member of Parliament for Matsieng
constituency, Mr. Mokhele Moletsane described the station as a dream
come true to help overcome challenges of increased crime rate, saying
they had requested for the tower in a long time following incidents of
crime such as stock theft, ritual murder and armed robber whereby it was
difficult to report to police through mobile phones.
Also speaking was Head of the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA),
Mr. Ts'eliso 'Mokela who called for protection of the solar panels to be
installed at the station for the sustainability of the project as this
will enable communications under various circumstances. He therefore
appealed to public to encourage herders and children to respect the
tower and avoid acts that could cause damage.
Meanwhile on behalf of the Principal Chief of Ha Ts'ilo, Mr. Motlalepula
Khabo expressed gratitude from all residents for the construction of the
tower, saying their life style is going to change for the better.
Also present at the occasion included the Minister of Health, Dr
‘Molotsi Monyamane, public servants and the general public.
Source: LENA 13/02/2017