Inside Majoro’s bag of promises

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By Matiisetso Mosala

Lesotho’s fourth coalition government’s Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro, speaking after his inauguration today promised his administration will prioritize implementation of new government plans and speedy service delivery to the nation.

Majoro said a well nuanced ten parties priorities plan would be rolled-out in due time as he works on appointment of his new cabinet ministers that are expected to be sworn in tomorrow.

Majoro said his mission is to restore the nation’s faith in government by uprooting corruption, crime, eradicating poverty and addressing youth unemployment.

“The most immediate, will be curbing the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and ensuring that the country is well prepared to deal with an outbreak” the Prime Minister Majoro said.

Majoro cautioned his colleagues in the National Assembly of Lesotho to shy away from self-serving deeds and focus on serving Basotho for the betterment of the country.

He acknowledged that the journey towards his ascend to the country’s Premiership was not an easy one as opinion differed in his party but in the end he emerged victorious.

Majoro also appealed for unity within the All Basotho Convention amid his victory.

“To those we were not in full agreement, let us leave the past in the past and focus on building a new vision in these remaining two years. Time is very limited, but I believe we can achieve more if we work together,” said Majoro.

Majoro also noted that he will work on completing the national reforms process as soon as possible as the ground work has already been laid.

Speaking on hunger alleviation in the country, Majoro promised to ensure food insecurity crisis is dealt with.

He also said he would see to the long-standing decentralization of government power to local authorities while also ensuring that Lesotho benefits “maximally from its water sources” and ensure that “the judiciary is independent for justice to be served”.


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