A delegation representing Christian Council of Lesotho (CCL) paid a courtesy call to the Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro and to offer prayers in a show of solidarity as he fulfils his new mandate.

This meeting was held in the Prime Minister’s offices at Qhobosheaneng on Friday. Also present were the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Mathibeli Mokhothu and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. ’Matšepo Ramakoae.

In an interview, Dr Majoro said the meeting was important to him and the government, saying as government they acknowledge the importance of prayer and CCL.

He pledged his allegiance to pursuits of peace and asked Basotho to continue praying for peace.

The Chairperson of the Christian Council of Lesotho, Archbishop Gerard Tlali Lerotholi said their visit to the leadership of the country has been a norm observed over the years.

“As CCL we will always be here to offer support to any ruling government and pray God’s blessings upon the leadership,” he said.

His grace Archbishop Lerotholi stressed that their agenda was mainly to congratulate Dr Majoro for being appointed as the new Prime Minister and to remind him to be faithful as he delivers his mandate to the nation.

CCL also emphasised to the Prime Minister the importance of seeing through the reform process to the end during his tenure of office.

He also pleaded with the government to fight against instability and establish peace for all Basotho so that the country regain its peaceful status.

He encouraged the government to double its efforts in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic as it devours all in its path regardless of their status, position and denomination.

CCL is an autonomous body established in 1969 by heads of members churches in Lesotho under Societies Act of 1966.

It has been famous for peace making missions during political upheavals in Lesotho.


By Staff reporters: Maphoka Likoti and Noliwe Velaphe

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