Maseru – Their Majesties King Letsie III and Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso were part of dignitaries during the National Independence Prayer Service led by the Christian Council of Lesotho CCL held at ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre in Maseru.
During the prayer service CCL Chairperson Archbishop Tlali Lerotholi said jubilee is time for introspection and reconciliation as well as restoration and during this period Basotho should strive for things which unite them as a nation.
Archbishop Lerotholi said it is also time for the slaves to be freed while those in exile should return home, saying Lesotho should not be on the Southern African Community Development SADC agenda but on God’s agenda as the nation paves the way for another 50 years.
Speaking on behalf of government, the Government Secretary Ms. Lebohang Ramohlanka thanked the CCL and various church leaders who made the day a success, and announced that as part of the country’s 50th jubilee there will be an Independence Lecture, while there will also be political, economic and social lectures next Thursday in Maseru.
She added that Government will also launch a new currency on the same day, as part of marking the country’s 50th jubilee.
Others who attended the National Independence Prayer Service were the Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and other dignitaries from Lesotho and South Africa.