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Lesotho Faced with Serious Plastic Waste Problem-Director

The Africa Institute Representative, Ms. Thandeka Mbatha said the SADC region has not undertaken significant coordinated action addressing plastic waste

The Director of the Department of Environment, Mr. Stanley Damane says Lesotho is facing an imminent and serious plastic waste problem as part of the solid waste that has to be dealt with. He said this at the inception workshop held by the Ministry of Tourism Environment, and Culture through…

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Lesotho: HPV Vaccination for Girls

The HPV vaccination launch aims to protect 9-14-year-old girls against at least HPV types 16 and 18, which cause the greatest risk of cervical cancer

The Minister of Health, Mr. Semano Sekatle says the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) vaccination for girls aged between 9 and 14 years will be launched on April 19, 2022 in the district of Butha-Buthe. This, he said at the press briefing held in Maseru on Monday. Mr. Sekatle said that…

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Lesotho identifies Infrastructure Development Projects to Revive Economy

The projects include the construction of roads, bridges, hydropower stations and rural electrification amongst others and this is proposed through Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

In an effort to revive the economy, the government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has identified a number of infrastructure development projects. This was revealed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Matsépo Ramakoae in a speech delivered during the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)…

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Lesotho: Maseru 2050 Urban Plan

The 2050 goal for the Maseru city plan started in 2017 with the aim of revamping Maseru in line with promoting SDGs

The Lesotho Urban Agenda aims to elevate the standing of urbanization within the Lesotho Strategic Development Plan and foster a sustainable and competitive urban development system that will contribute to Lesotho’s economic, social and environmentally sustainable development. This was revealed during presentations on Lesotho’s urban agenda at the Eighteenth Private…

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Children at Risk of Contracting COVID-19 – NACOSEC

At least 77 215 children between the ages of 12 and 17 years have been vaccinated against the virus

The National Covid-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  Mr. Thabo Ntoi says children are also at the risk of contracting Covid-19, thus urges parents and guardians to ensure that eligible children from ages 12-17 years are fully vaccinated. Mr. Ntoi said this at a press conference meant to brief…

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Lesotho: SMF Donates Medical Equipment to LDF

Receiving the donation, the Minister of Defence, Mr. Halebonoe Setsabi thanked the Sam Matekane Foundation for extending a help to LDF

The Sam Matekane Foundation (SMF) on Tuesday donated 1000 pairs of uniforms, an ambulance and medical equipment to the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) at an event held at Ha-Ratjomose barrack in Maseru. The uniform consists of boots, trousers, short and long-sleeved shirts, combats and caps while the medical equipment includes…

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Lesotho: MOSD Minister Condemns Acts of Sexual Abuse

The ministry observes a dire need to advocate for the inclusion of Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policy in Civil Service

The Acting Minister of Social Development, Mr Keketso Sello says the ministry strongly condemns the acts of the senior officer who did not only contravene the Sexual Offences Act of 2003 but also Section 44 of CPWA of 2011. In his statement, Mr. Sello confirmed that the former Manager Rehabilitation…

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Lesotho: SMF Donates Uniform to Police

SMF founder, Mr. Sam Matekane said this uniform is a way of encouraging the police to continue to perform their duties with the highest morale

The Sam Matekane Foundation, (SMF) on Wednesday handed over 1000 police boots and 1000 full uniform set worth M8 million to the Commissioner of Police(COMPOL) at the event held at Maseru Police Headquarters. When handing over the donation, the SMF founder, Mr. Sam Matekane said this uniform is a way…

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Lesotho: EU Considering Deployment of EOM

The exploratory mission will last around 10 days and will be led by the European External Action Service (EEAS)

The European Union (EU) is planning to deploy the EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Lesotho ahead of the elections which are due to take place in September 2022. This is according to the EU press release, which states that before the deployment of an EU EOM, an Exploratory Mission…

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Moshoeshoe Walk Ready For 2022

This year’s theme for the Moshoeshoe Walk is the ‘The walk to Remember’ and this year’s walk marks its 15th Anniversary

The founder and organiser of the Moshoeshoe Walk in partnership with sponsors of the walk thus the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) and Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) have confirmed that this year’s event will start on March 10 to 12, 2022 at Menkhoaneng to Thaba-Bosiu. This year’s theme for…