Lesotho MDGs off target

MASERU — Finance Minister Timothy Thahane says the government is unlikely to meet its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Addressing parliament during the 2011/12 budget speech, Thahane poin...

What happened to patriotism?

The good thing about democracy is that it dictates that everyone must be listened to. That’s fair. Its downside however is that sometimes we just have to listen to the most  mundane of arguments from...

Judge trashes LCD application

MASERU – The High Court has rejected an attempt by two members of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) party to be included as respondents in a court application seeking to block the party’s spec...

Youths used as pawns, says Bulane

MASERU – The Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) youth league has alleged that the five party members seeking to block the special conference are pawns in a sinister political game being played by t...

Parties reject civic groups

MASERU – Opposition parties have rejected a proposal to incorporate civil society groups into a special body to be formed by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to improve its transparency. Th...

Ministry defends tender process

MASERU — The home affairs principal secretary says there is nothing wrong in using a selective tender process to identify firms that could produce Lesotho’s e-passports. Rets’elisitsoe Khetsi said be...

Shady tender deal

MASERU — The government is set to award a multimillion maloti contract to a German company to supply Basotho with electronic passports without going through an open tender process, the Lesotho Times ...

Cops offer M2m

MASERU — The police are offering a whopping M2 million to anyone who can supply information that could help unlock four high-profile murder cases. They have offered M500 000 each to people who could ...

How MCA handled ID tender

MASERU — The selective tender process adopted by the government for Lesotho’s e-passports is in stark contrast to the process used by the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) for the National Identific...

Open letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Honourable Prime Minister Mosisili, WITH revenues from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) that have long accounted for a greater portion of Lesotho’s income dwindling fast, it is imperati...