His Majesty King Letsie III on Friday led ‘Operation Hloekisa Lesotho’ cleaning campaign in commemoration of the Lesotho’s 54th Independence Day in Semonkong, Maseru.

Lesotho’s Independence is celebrated annually on October 04.

Present to participate in cleaning Semonkong town included the Prime Minister Dr Majoro and the First Lady, Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Mathibeli Makhothu, Principal Chief of Ha Ramabanta, Chief Bereng Api, the Army Commander, Lieutenant Mojalefa Letsoela, Cabinet Ministers, senior Government officials, members of the Lesotho Defence Force, public servants and the general public.

Addressing participants at the cleaning campaign, His Majesty said it is high time Basotho engage in taking care of the environment by not only picking plastics but also taking care of the land in general like pastures and grazing land. He therefore appealed to Basotho to teach children about the importance of a clean environment.

He thanked the Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro for initiating Operation Hloekisa Lesotho, saying in the past when growing up there used to be a cleaning campaign in the country and that kept the environment clean.

He expressed his wish to see the initiative becoming a success and a Basotho’s daily part of living.

Operation Hloekisa Lesotho was launched by the Prime Minister, Dr Majoro on September 18, 2020 at Pitso Ground in Maseru.

Similar operations were carried out in other districts of the country where the Minister of Education and Training, Ms. Ntlhoi Motsamai led the team in Mohale’s Hoek, the Minister of Development Planning, Mr. Selibe Mochoboroane led the operation in Mafeteng, Deputy Minister of Health led the campaign in Leribe while the Teyateyaneng team was led by the Minister of Public Works, Mr. Lebohang Monaheng, the Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and recreation, Ms. Likeleli Tampane led the team in Mokhotlong and the minister of Police and Public safety, Mrs Mamoipone Senauoane.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Kemiso Mosenene together with the Minister of Communications led the operation in Quthing.

Meanwhile the Minister of Public Service, Mr. Semano Sekatle joined by former Prime Minister, Dr Pakalitha Mosisili led the operation in Qacha’s Nek while the ministry’s employees led by the acting Principal Secretary, Mrs. Lerato Monyane also participated in cleaning Ha- Matala in Maseru,

By Staff Reporter: ‘Maphoka Likotsi

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