LEC injects M70k into Red Cross

LEC injects M70k into Red Cross

MASERU – THE Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) has donated M70 000 to the Lesotho Red Cross Society for its first aid training campaign countrywide. Speaking at a ceremony to hand over the money on Tuesday, the LEC acting CEO Tankiso Motšoikha said they are impressed by the Red Cross’s good work around the country.

“We have noticed the importance of Red Cross during natural disasters,” Motšoikha said.
“They help everybody without discrimination. So we think we have to help this company,” he said.
Motsoikha said they are also reciprocating Red Cross’s friendship after it trained the LEC staff on first aid.
He said they want the Red Cross to continue offering first aid training to more companies.

“This is very important during emergencies because these workers can help each other,” he said.
“So we were unable to ignore this good work. We know that this is not enough but that is all what we have,” he added.
The Red Cross programme director ’Matšepo Moletsane said they are very happy for what LEC has done to them.

“The mission of Lesotho Red Cross is to help the poor, the needy children and help people who have been affected by natural disasters,” Moletsane said. She also said the Red Cross helps communities by providing them with clean water.
“In actual fact our (organisation) survives through help from different companies,” Moletsane said, adding that their main sponsor, the Germany Red Cross, has stopped financing them.

“So we started asking for help from companies in Lesotho. This is the response that we have received from LEC,” she said.
“Thank you so much for this, it means a lot to the needy ones out there because we will be able to help them.”

The Lesotho Red Cross has 5 000 volunteers countrywide who provide help mostly in rural areas when the need arises.
Last year the society collected donations for 300 children in Qacha’s Nek who needed food, toiletries, clothes and school bags.
Moletsane said with the support from the LEC they will do more to assist the poor.

Thooe Ramolibeli

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