Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates (UAE) leaders congratulate King of Lesotho on Independence Day

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, dispatched a similar message to King Letsie

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is marked on 4th October. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission Launched in Lesotho

The observers have been deployed to ten districts of Lesotho

The Minister of Defence And Veterans’ Affairs Of The Republic Of Namibia also Head of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM), Mr, Frans  Kapofi officiated the launch of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) at the event held in Maseru. Speaking at the event, Mr. Kapofi…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Lesotho Launches National Migration Development Policy

Mr. Letsosa said the policy was developed with the help of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other development partners

The Lesotho National Migration Development Policy will serve as a foundation for the necessary regulatory framework.  This, the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Motlalentoa Letsosa said at the launch of the Lesotho National Migration Development Policy held at the ministry’s premises in Maseru.  Mr. Letsosa said the policy was developed…

Source: Amnesty International |

Lesotho: Authorities must tackle police brutality, torture and unlawful killings before and after election

Lesotho has seen a number of human rights violations, including excessive and disproportionate use of force by the security forces

Lesotho’s authorities and incoming government must address unresolved cases of police brutality, torture and unlawful killings and ensure accountability for these human rights crimes beyond the electioneering period for the 7 October vote, Amnesty International said today. “A dangerous pattern of human rights violations, including torture, unlawful killings, and excessive…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Lesotho: Human Development Index Declines

In collaboration with the Ministry of Development Planning and other national partners, UNDP intends to support the development of the 4th Lesotho Human Development Report to be published in 2022

The UNDP Country Representative to Lesotho, Ms. Betty Wabunoha said for the first time in 32 years, the Human Development Index, which measures a nation’s health, education, and standard of living, has declined globally for two years in a row. She said this when officially launching a Human Development Report…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Immigration Intelligence a Need- Principal Secretary

The main objective of the training is to capacitate the Immigration Officers to better, manage movements at the ports of entry in order to combat human trafficking and smuggling of migrants

The Ministry of Home Affairs needs to be an intelligence-led organisation and this can only be achieved through highly trained staff, functioning processes and systems.  This, the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. Tumelo Raboletsi said when officially opening of the Immigration Intelligence Training Course held in…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Lesotho: European Union Launches Election Observation Mission

The launch of the EU EOM comes ahead of the National Assembly elections on 7 October 2022 where the mission will be permanently present in all ten districts of Lesotho for six months

On Tuesday, the European Union Chief Observer, Mr. Ignazio Corrao launched the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) and deployed 22 long-term election observers across the country in Maseru. The launch of the EU EOM comes ahead of the National Assembly elections on 7 October 2022 where the mission…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

National Housing Policy, a Road Map for Development Settlements - Principal Secretary

The Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship, Mr. Lefu Manyokole said this when addressing participants at the National Housing Policy

Lesotho faces challenges regarding the disorderly growth and development of human settlements thus slums and informal settlements despite the existence of policies, laws, and governance. The Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship, Mr. Lefu Manyokole said this when addressing participants at the National Housing Policy, draft…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Trade launches Lesotho entrepreneurship hub and seed financing facility

The Lesotho Entrepreneurship Hub and Seed Financing Facility was established to facilitate the development of a comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystem in Lesotho

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has launched the Lesotho Entrepreneurship Hub and Seed Financing Facility at the event held on Wednesday in Maseru. The Government of Lesotho has received financing from the World Bank to implement the Competitiveness and Financial Facility Inclusion (CAFI) which aims to facilitate the development…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Lesotho: Office of the Prime Minister, Disaster Management Authority (DMA) Donates Boats

These boats are to be used in the districts of Qacha’s-Neck, Quthing, Thaba-Tseka and Mohale’s-Hoek where river crossing is a big challenge

The Prime Minister’s Office through the Disaster Management Authority (DMA) donated 30 boats to the Ministry of Transport at the event held at the ministry’s headquarters on Monday. These boats are to be used in the districts of Qacha’s-Neck, Quthing, Thaba-Tseka and Mohale’s-Hoek where river crossing is a big challenge.…