Maseru – The Right Honourable the Prime Minister, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili says development challenges confronting Lesotho are compounded by the volatile security situation in the country.
Officially opening a technical workshop on Security Sector Reforms in Maseru, facilitated by special envoys from the Southern African Development Community SADC, Dr. Mosisili urged participants to realise that the workshop marks the beginning of a mammoth task to chart a new chapter in the process to normalise Lesotho’s security situation.
He thanked SADC for its commitment to ensure that permanent peace prevails in the country, and called upon participants and the nation at large to lend this process the support it deserves so that the county can claim ownership of the outcome.
He applauded SADC and international friends of Lesotho for staging the workshop, and believes the outcome of deliberations will become part of the package that the country has to present before SADC and also benefit the country.
The workshop forms part of the outcomes of the SADC Double Troika Extra Ordinary Summit held in Botswana last month, whereby SADC pledged to send experts to Lesotho to assist on Security Sector Reforms.
It brought together Ministers, Members of the Senate and Principal Chiefs, Principal Secretaries, Disciplined Forces bosses and representatives and many other government dignitaries, to introduce key stakeholders to the concept, challenges and opportunities experienced in the security sector.