Thabane hands over power to newly appointed Prime Minister, Majoro
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By Matiisetso Mosala
Prime Minister Thomas Thabane today handed reins of power to newly appointed Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro.
Thabane told Majoro his success as prime minister lies in being consultative and building a consensus as a leader serving the entire nation regardless of political party affiliations.
Thabane said the nation is looking to Majoro to usher Lesotho out of poverty, obey the rule of law and see to the completion and implementation of the national reforms.
He said the country is seeing yet another peaceful handover of power from one Prime Minister.
Thabane also offered Majoro his support throughout the duration of his term and that he will get the same support from His Majesty, King Letsie III.
Accepting the baton, Majoro expressed his gratitude to all who have put faith in him to lead the Basotho.
He expressed his gratitude to Thabane citing he has always admired his political acumen and instinct from back when he was a principal secretary from 2004-2008.
Majoro said Thabane never felt the need to micro-manage people or sweat over things he could not control; rather moved on to those he could change.
“Thabane told me in 2013 when he offered me a job to be a professional, citing he needed professionals in the ministries of Finance and Development planning,” Majoro said reminiscing his first appointment as a Minister by Thabane following the death of Development Planning Minister Professor Maboee Moletsane.
Majoro said then, Thabane confided in him that there will be a time he will need him to lead his party, the All Basotho Convention (ABC).
Majoro lost a bid to deputize Thabane to Professor Nqosa Mahao early February 2019.
Majoro said although that did not happen, he is happy to be stepping into Thabane’s shoes as the new Prime Minister, adding that Basotho should remember Thabane for his milestones as a leader.