Electricity dream a reality in Masite
VILLAGERS in Masite Nek and surrounding villages in the Rothe Constituency are over the moon after they were finally connected to electricity.
The development came five years after they grouped together to form a scheme to facilitate the connection of electricity to their houses.
That dream finally came to fruition yesterday when the Minister of Energy and Meteorology Mr Selibe Mochoboroane unveiled the power connection in the Masite Nek area.
In his remarks at the unveiling ceremony Mr Selibe Mochoboroane said he was overjoyed by the completion of phase 2 of the electrification project.
He said due to the glowing lights in the dark, the villages could now be mistaken for Maseru by night time travelers on their way to Maseru from Mafeteng.
“When you pass Rothe during the night the beauty is so amazing one would mistake it for the city. That is what we wish for in other villages and therefore preparations have started for the phase three project which should be completed in 14 weeks,” Mr Mochoboroane said.
“Phase three of the project will supply power to Moreneng Rothe, Ha-Rikabe, Ha-Tšukulu villages among others. The project will cost M4 664 685.63.”
He said while the project was earmarked for completion on 28 December, he wanted it completed earlier by 25 December to enable villagers to have power on Christmas Day.
“I want them to have electricity as a Christmas gift just as I had asked the contractor of the phase two project to complete it before independence celebrations so that the villagers would receive their independence gift on time.”
“Today we give you an independence gift and I want you to be proud that you now have electricity in your homes as the country celebrates 50 years of independence.”
Meanwhile, Mr Mochoboroane donated four desktop computers to Thuto Ke Leseli Primary School to ensure the learners quickly adapt to technology.
“We want them to be technologically advanced so that they grow up as fast learners,” he said.
Community and school board member Ms Makhethang Letsika expressed gratitude to Minister Mochoboroane and everyone who had worked to bring power to the villages.
“Stars have fallen in our area because of you Ntate Mochoboroane. We appreciate what you have done for us and I am short of words as we never thought that one day the poles would be bringing electricity to our villages,” Ms Letsika said.