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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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TİKA Holds Entrepreneurship Training to Support Women from South Africa and Lesotho

The program motivated the entrepreneurs to diversify and grow their business volume through their existing ways of doing business

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) organized the program “Basic Entrepreneurship Training” for female entrepreneurs who own small-scale businesses, in order to strengthen the culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa and Lesotho. TİKA and the Commercialization Center of Istanbul (BTM), affiliated with the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC), held the…

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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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How a Teenager with an STI got More Than she Bargained for at a Lesotho Health Clinic

By providing the girl with counselling and information services, contraceptives, and treating her STI, the clinic provided integrated sexual and reproductive health-care services

When a high school teenager with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) visited a clinic at Ha Koali for treatment, she got more than she expected. Nursing Officer ‘Makatleho Rapapa counselled and treated her, then provided information on family planning, including the newly introduced self-injection depo, Sayanna Press. “The fact 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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Low funding, COVID-19 curtail tuberculosis fight in Africa

Every year the African region requires at least US$ 1.3 billion for TB prevention and treatment

Inadequate investment and funding for tuberculosis (TB) control in Africa is jeopardizing the efforts to meet the global target of ending the disease by 2030, while the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to roll back progress made so far in the continent, an assessment by World Health Organization (WHO) finds. Every year…

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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…