Maseru – Government will ensure that all stakeholders are included from initial stages of reforms.
In his keynote address at the high level induction retreat at Ha Mohale in Maseru, the Deputy Prime Minister Honourable Monyane Moleleki said this initiative will assist government to enhance service delivery through familiarising the new ministers with responsibilities.
He said the induction, whose theme is ‘Strategic leadership towards reformed governance systems’, is an opportunity for them to reflect and share ideas on the responsibilities that lie ahead, saying Basotho have demanded reforms for a long time, and unless they timeously deliver on that, the government is in danger.
Honourable Moleleki highlighted that in the next two months, Lesotho will complete celebration of the country’s 50th independence anniversary, and hopes they learned something from those years, saying they need to correct mistakes and confidently move forward.
Speaking at the event, the United Nations UN Coordinator Mr. Salvatore Niyonzima said this is a great initiative that enables the ministers to collectively strategize and work together to meet the needs of Basotho.
Mr. Niyonzima added that it is an opportunity for them to reflect and make plans for the success of the government, and they need to move quickly to implement the reforms as the Prime Minister and the King highlighted their importance during the inauguration and speech from the throne respectively.
He added that it is time to translate their commitment into actions, saying the UN agencies are determined to support Lesotho to achieve stability and improve the lives of Basotho.