Majoro commends efforts on National Security Policy bill roadmap

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By Mamello Mosaefane

The Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro has commended the National Reforms Authority (NRA) for its dedication to ensuring that Basotho’s ideas mandated to the authority are well carried and put into action.

Speaking at the NRA workshop on the formulation of the roadmap for the development of national security policy and strategy of the country, Dr Majoro expressed his appreciation to NRA, which he said is on track, in terms of observing one of the fundamental guiding principles for the reforms; inclusisivity and transparency.

Majoro said the reforms must involve the full diversity of Basotho without discrimination of political, social status, with all Basotho having a voice through public input on the content of programmes and policies.

Basotho has, according to Majoro mandated NRA to develop the national security policy strategy in order to achieve security sector reforms, with today’s workshop being one of the ways to ensure that what Basotho have dictated happens.

“It is common knowledge that reviewing and reforming our national security agencies is seen by most of Basotho as key to the achievement of lasting peace, democracy and a stable political, security and social environment,” He said.

He further added that the development of a common inclusive nation vision and policy for the security sector and the roles it should play in achieving the national vision is critical.

With Lesotho being an active member of the global village, Majoro called for NRA to find a lasting solution to the ever-increasing security challenges locally, regionally and globally.

This, he said in light of the change from traditional weaponry-based security and an overwhelming proliferation of new forms of security which include transnational organized crime, human trafficking, artificial intelligence and cyber-crime.

Mahjoro warned the NRA should be mindful that the roadmap it articulates in a three (3) day workshop is responsive and flexible enough to catch up with the diverse, dynamic and volatile security challenges.

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