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Local company cries for stake in bulk fuel tender

…as Lesotho prepares to secure its energy security KANANELO BOLOETSE MASERU – With government searching for a service provider for design, development and maintenance of highly specialised fuel storage facility, there is a growing consternation by a potential bidder that the tender is skewed in favour of foreign contractors to the

Youths want Polihali project stopped

KANANELO BOLOETSE MASERU – The Youth Leagues Forum of Lesotho has resuscitated its seemingly desperate effort to convince government to halt the long-awaited construction of Polihali Dam until a hydropower station for generation of electricity is built. Polihali Dam is partly Phase Two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) that was

Media a catalyst in Lesotho’s HIV/AIDS response

Mpho Thaathaa The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has solidified its partnership with the media in Lesotho in the fight against HIV and AIDS. A one-day media session organised by the MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism at the American Corner, State Library in Maseru on Friday, saw relations between the

MIDAS in compensation dispute

THUSO MOSABALA Five sacked workers of the Lesotho Motor Clinic are up in arms demanding half-a-million Maluti compensation over what they call unfair retrenchment from the automotive company in May this year. The disgruntled former staffers, whose first step was to approach the Directorate of Dispute Prevention and Resolution (DDPR) before their

Metsing thrown lifeline

…as opposition and government ink peace accord Billy Ntaote In a regional facilitator brokered deal, opposition and government on Tuesday this week smoked the peace pipe and inked to put-on-hold all criminal charges against opposition leaders and other persons in exile. A development that gives former Deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, Pictured, and

Government-Opposition New Deal in full

Memorandum of Understanding signed by Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki (pictured) and Official Leader of Opposition Mathibeli Mokhothu (pictured). Whereas all political parties and extra-parliamentary stakeholders in the Kingdom of Lesotho convened in a National Leaders Forum in Lesotho on 23 and 24 August 2018. And further Whereas the parties agreed to

Mabote clinic reduces working hours

…as six villages go for days without water LERATO MATHEKA Mabote Filter Clinic has reduced its services due to lack of water in the area, Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH) spokesperson Mothepane Thahane said. The services according to Thahane have been scheduled to begin at 8am to 11am and this she said will

‘My life began after his death’

…a submissive wife tells a tale of how her husband’s passing liberated her sexual and health reproductive rights from tyranny of mother-in-law. LERATO MATHEKA Nthabiseng Hlasoa* aged 28 of Ha-Masupha in the Machache constituency is getting ready to leave Nazareth Health Centre after her weekly appointment at the centre. She is among hundreds

Shoot them, we’ll collect corpses: Tšolo

Keiso Mohloboli Minister in the prime minister’s office, Temeki Tšolo, has made an appalling remark in support to police brutality this week. “Shoot them, we will collect their corpses,” the Mafeteng legislator under Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s All Basotho Convention (ABC) banner instructed the district’s police on Thursday. Tšolo, who has been labelled

China writes-off Lesotho’s multi-million worth debts

By Lerato Matheka Lesotho has had its two debts of the construction of the ’Manthabiseng National Convention Center and the New Parliament Building costs worth more than M150 million written-off by the People’s Republic of China. This write-off comes after China resort to bailing out African countries of their interest-free loans which