Mokhameleli appointed new LSRC boss

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Moorosi Tsiane

FORMER United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) National Programme Coordinator, Sechaba Mokhameleli has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Lesotho Sport and Recreation Commission (LSRC) to fill in the void left by the late Kholang Mokalanyane, the Lesotho Times can reveal.

Mokalanyane passed on in March 2017 and his position has been vacant since then with LSRC development manager Mofihli Makoele holding fort as acting CEO.

According to a source close to the sources Mokhameleli is expected to start his new duties on 1 July.

“The new CEO has been appointed and is expected to start in July,” the source said.

“I do not have full details about his appointment but what I know is that the sports minister has also finalised his employment.”

Contacted for comment, LSRC vice president Moipone Mashale confirmed the appointment and said a lot will be expected from Mokhameleli.

“Of course there will be a new CEO and his name is Sechaba Mokhameleli and all the logistics regarding his employment are almost complete. I think about 80 percent is complete because the sports minister has approved his appointment and he is expected to start 1 July,” Mashale said.

Asked whether or not Mokhameleli has any sports background, the former Lesotho Netball Association (LNA) president said the post does not necessarily require a person with sports background as most of the work is administrative.

“Most of the CEO’s work is administrative, so the issue of sports background doesn’t matter much. It is a position that is key for sports development,” she said.

Mashale said they are still trying to set the milestones that they want to achieve but said on top of their radar is the issue of sports development and resource mobilisation.

“We are still trying to set the milestones we want to achieve but on top of priority list is the issue of sports development and resource mobilisation.

“The government is inadequate, so we need somebody who is strategic to forge partnerships with key stakeholders who can add value to our sports development programmes because it requires money and we don’t have it.”

“Now, for instance, Lesotho have a memorandum of understanding with the Bloemfontein High-Performance Centre but no one knows what it entails, so we need someone who can do follow ups on such things so that the country can benefit from them,” Mashale said.

Mokhalemeli has previously worked as Sentebale’s Head of Social Development and has also worked at the Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (LCN) as Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resource Commissioner.

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