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By thabo On 19 Jan, 2015 At 09:16 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments

  Bongiwe Zihlangu A NUMBER of high profile figures from the world of business, media, sport and academia have thrown their hats in the political ring by contesting in the 28 February 2015 general elections, making this one of the most eagerly anticipated polls in Lesotho’s history. The Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) has managed […]

By thabo On 19 Jan, 2015 At 09:25 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
Government Accountant General Samuel Mphaka

  Rethabile Pitso ACCOUNTANT General Sam Mphaka has expressed satisfaction with the swift payment of invoices within government departments, after the agreement to complete the process within 20 days. Last month Finance Minister, Leketekete Ketso, unveiled a payment plan aimed at ensuring the government pays service-providers within 20 days of presenting their invoices, with treasury […]

By thabo On 18 Jan, 2015 At 09:08 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments

  Billy Ntaote DEMOCRATIC Congress (DC) deputy leader Monyane Moleleki has launched a broadside against Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, accusing him of bringing the office of the premier into disrepute. Speaking at a rally at Christ the King High School grounds in the Maama constituency, Mr Moleleki said the All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader had […]

By thabo On 18 Jan, 2015 At 09:45 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
IEC Commissioner Makase Nyaphisi

  . . . argues that perception of vote buying tainting polls Staff Reporters THE Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has called on the Special Projects department in Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s Office to be transferred to an outside agency for the duration of the elections campaign period “to eliminate any perception of unfair practice”. The […]

By thabo On 18 Jan, 2015 At 09:41 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 1 Comment
LCD Acting Secretary  General Tšeliso Mokhosi

    Rethabile Pitso INFRASTRUCTURE programmes spearheaded by government and aid agencies to install electricity and water services across the country are on schedule with 64 percent of water systems already in place according to Energy, Meteorology and Water Affairs Minister Tšeliso Mokhosi. Mr Mokhosi said the installation of water infrastructure, which has so far […]

By thabo On 18 Jan, 2015 At 08:46 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 1 Comment
Letseng Diamond

  Letuka Chafotsa LETŠENG Diamond Mine has awarded scholarships and awards to students as part of the diamond producer’s corporate social responsibility and investment initiative at Lehakoe Recreational and Cultural Centre in Maseru. The mine offers, on an annual basis, full scholarships to Lesotho nationals studying for tertiary qualifications relating to the development of natural […]

By thabo On 18 Jan, 2015 At 08:54 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments

  Billy Ntaote A LESOTHO Congress for Democracy (LCD) led government would institute preferential policies that foster the creation and growth of Basotho-owned businesses, party leader, Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing, has said. Addressing hundreds of party supporters at a star rally at Lepereng grounds in Maseru last week, Mr Metsing said supporting home-grown businesses […]

By thabo On 12 Jan, 2015 At 10:44 AM | Categorized As Local, News, Politics | With 2 Comments
IEC Commissioner Makase Nyapisi

Billy Ntaote INDEPENDENT Electoral Commission (IEC) Commissioner, Makase Nyapisi, says the elections body is determined to deliver a credible election despite concerns over the state of the voter’s roll and the budget for the plebiscite, among other concerns. Dr Nyapisi spoke to the Sunday Express after the publication of shocking revelations in the Lesotho Times, […]

By thabo On 12 Jan, 2015 At 10:18 AM | Categorized As News, Politics | With 2 Comments
Former premier Pakalitha Mosisili

Billy Ntaote THE Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) yesterday dismissed an objection to former Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s nomination to contest in the Tsoelike constituency lodged by the All Basotho Convention (ABC). In the objection made on Friday, ABC Secretary General Samonyane Ntsekele, accused Dr Mosisili of being a permanent resident of South Africa. Mr Ntsekele […]

By thabo On 12 Jan, 2015 At 09:13 AM | Categorized As News, Politics | With 2 Comments
LMPS Commissioner Khothatso Tšooana (right) and his deputy, Commissioner Masupha Masupha.

Lekhetho Ntsukunyane PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane wants to recall Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) Commissioner Khothatso Tšooana from his special leave in Algeria, and reinstate him “to strengthen” police operations ahead of the 28 February 2015 snap election. Impeccable sources told the Sunday Express this week Dr Thabane recently proposed to South African Deputy President […]