New boss for LEC

New boss for LEC

MASERU – THE Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) has appointed Thabo Nkhahle as the new Managing Director, effective from Tuesday.
Speaking at a ceremony to introduce the new MD to LEC staff at the company’s headquarters in Maseru on Tuesday, the LEC Board Chairperson Refiloe Matekane said Nkhahle was recruited through a head hunting process that commenced two weeks ago.

Matekane said Nkhahle is faced with a huge task of ensuring that the LEC becomes the most profitable company in the country.
He said the LEC should claim its position as the top economic driver for the betterment of Lesotho and Basotho.
“LEC needs a visionary leader, and I have no doubt that you are up for the task,” Matekane said, wishing him good luck in his new role.
“We look forward to the highly anticipated positive changes under your leadership,” he said.

Matekane said the Board of Directors of LEC has decided to conduct a forensic audit of all LEC operations.
He said the 2018-2019 internal audit will bring different results from the previous audits due to the findings to be presented by the forensic audit and the subsequent corrective measures taken.

In his brief speech, the new MD said he was happy to be part of the company. He joins the LEC on a five-year contract.
He appealed to LEC staff to work with him in taking the company to new heights.
He said he was hopeful that he will be working with capable people.

Nkhahle said in unison LEC can indeed become one of the most profitable companies in the country.
“Let us work as team. I cannot bring the needed change on my own, but together we can do a lot and achieve positive results”, he said.
Nkhahle, 54, is a Master of Science graduate from the University of Pretoria, having specialised in Technology Management.
He also studied Electrical Engineering both at Diploma and Bachelor of Technology levels.

He has additional training in, among others, people management, project management, quality management and innovation and operations management.

He has vast experience having worked for an extensive period holding various positions within Econet Telecom Lesotho including working as a Senior Technician, Transmission Planning Engineer, and later as Programme Manager and Quality, Contracts and Project Manager.
He also served in several Managing Director positions for private companies in Lesotho between 2007 and now.

Nkhahle is a Board Member of the Lesotho Electricity and Water Authority (LEWA).
He succeeds Tankiso Motšoikha who has been the Acting Managing Director for the past two years.

Staff Reporter

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