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In preparation for the 2022 general elections in October, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) launched the National Joint Operation Center (NATJOC) on Monday at an

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Lesotho is largely covered in grasses, although trees also appear on the landscape. Indigenous trees include Cape willows, cheche bush (used for fuel), and wild olives. Other willows and white poplars have been introduced into the country. 

  • Agriculture & Food Security

    The ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, is committed to provision of expert advisory agricultural services to the farming community and agro-businesses leading to sustainable agriculture for the achievement of food security.

  • Development Planning

    By 2017 we shall be a world-class institution providing strategic direction for promoting shared employment creating economic growth and sustainable development.

  • Trade & Industry

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry is one of the first ministries to emerge as independent ministries after Lesotho got independence in 1966. At that time, the Ministry was known as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and as the name indicates; its mandate was on those issues.

Not Called The Mountain Kingdom for Nothing

Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m-high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana. On the Thaba Bosiu plateau, near Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, are ruins dating from the 19th-century reign of King Moshoeshoe I. Thaba Bosiu overlooks iconic Mount Qiloane, an enduring symbol of the nation’s Basotho people.

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