Maseru – Leaders of the third Coalition Government of Lesotho have signed the long awaited agreement for national unity, reconciliation, peace and stability.
The Deputy Prime Minister Honourable Monyane Moleleki said the agreement was completed by the technical team, but they had to stabilise government first by opening Parliament as well as making and implementing the Budget among others, before signing it.
According to the agreement, Government commits to among others, rescue Lesotho from the current downward spiral into lawlessness, conflict, political instability, economic stagnation and degradation of democracy, and will work for lasting peace and stability, lead the nation on a path of reconciliation and unity, and undertake constitutional, political, security and administrative reforms under an independent and inclusive reform process.
The current regime will also deepen democracy by strengthening democratic institutions including citizen participation, reintroduce the culture of respect for human rights and civil liberties as enshrined in the Constitution, espouse good governance in line with international best practices with emphasis on accountability, and undertake sustainable transformation of the economy of through a deliberate focus on the private sector and announcement of confidence building measures.
Government further agrees on priority work programmes; to restore trust, they undertake to implement confidence building measures, undertake economic reform, reform and depoliticise the Public Service, entrench independence of the judiciary and undertake Security Sector Reforms.