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ABC must deal with the elephant in the room

HISTORY is littered with so many examples of once iconic political movements or parties that eventually imploded into complete ignominy.  Take for instance the example of once gigantic parties like KANU in Kenya – the party of Mzee Jomo…

We cannot go on like this

ONE lesson we have learnt from the resolutions of this week’s Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika Summit is that the regional body’s patience is wearing thin as a result of the failure to implement multi-sector…

SAPMIL should be given enough time

THE call by the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) for the extension of the tour of duty of the SADC Standby Force should not come as a surprise to anyone who has a keen interest in the affairs of our country. The call is welcome because the…

Let us walk the talk on austerity

MEMBERS of our coalition government are erudite and well-travelled enough to be familiar with the saying that “what is the sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander” too. An alternative proverb enjoins everyone to practice what they…

All hands on the deck for SADC

WE have no doubt that it will come as sweet music to the ears of peace-loving Basotho that the police have started receiving training in forensics from the Southern Africa Development Community Prevention Mission in Lesotho (SAPMIL). As…

Diamonds can change Lesotho

THERE is every reason to believe that with the fledgling diamond mining operations, Lesotho could be on the verge of considerable economic growth. For that to happen all the stakeholders - from government, mining companies to the affected…

Justice delayed is justice denied

THE old adage that justice delayed is justice denied certainly rings true in the case of Lesotho where the failure to prosecute criminals appears to have emboldened others to follow the same path to notoriety. Ours has become a nation of…

Let us create an enabling business environment

THE Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) and indeed all other government and quasi-government entities must always bear in mind the importance of always ensuring the environment is conducive to business operations. Year in, year out we yearn…

Independent quality assurance needed

The physical quality and appearance of water can affect its acceptability to consumers and plunge communities into crisis. Because safe water plays a pivotal role in ensuring human health and wellbeing, its accessibility, sustainability of…

Keep safe this Xmas

Editoial THE Christmas and New Year mood has kicked-in and many people are in a celebratory mood. A lot of people are looking forward to spending more time with their loved ones and of course, to spoil them as they kiss 2017 goodbye.…