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Ministry of Small Business Development, Co-operatives and Marketing

Small Business Development, Co-operatives and Marketing

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Vision

By 2027, Lesotho shall have a vibrant, highly innovative, growth-oriented, job creating and sustainable MSMEs and Co-operatives.

Mission

To contribute towards Lesotho’s development and economic growth by promoting and facilitating the establishment of strong, growth-oriented, competitive and sustainable micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and Co-operatives.

Ministerial Priorities

  1. Create conducive environment for development of MSMEs and Co-operatives.
  2. Promote growth and sustainability of MSMEs and Co-operatives.
  3. Promote vibrant and participatory private sector.
  4. Capacity building of MSMEs and Co-operatives.

Mandate of the Ministry

The Ministry is responsible for the development and implementation of policies that promote and facilitate establishment, operation, and growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and co-operations, with a view to contributing to employment creation, economic growth, and poverty reduction.

Ministerial Departments

  1. Department of Small Business Development.
  2. Department of Cooperatives
  3. Department of Marketing