New wheels for Lebata

New wheels for Lebata

MASERU – ’MALEBOHANG Lebata on Saturday drove away in a brand new Toyata GD 6 twin cab, thanks to the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA).
The vehicle was given away as part of a lottery to encourage compliance with Lesotho’s tax laws.
Lebata is a taxi owner in Quthing district.

But due to illness, Lebata could not show up for the draw and delegated her 17-year-old daughter, Realeboha Lebata.
Realeboha made it from the initial 100 plus participants that were selected into the top 20, top five and eventually top three before walking away with the car.
Lebata was sitting in her car during the draw and could not believe her eyes when her daughter’s key started the car.

“I have been ill for the past three months. I have not been able to walk, perhaps this is just the beginning of my healing,” Lebata said.
Tears of joy welled up in Realeboha’s eyes saying the car will make it easier to take her mother to the doctor as it is bigger.
LRA Commissioner General Thabo Khasipe said it is crucial for everyone to play their role and pay their taxes.

“We are giving this car to thank those who heeded our message and filed and paid their taxes before the end of May this year,” Khasipe said.
He emphasised that it is only when everyone pays their taxes that the government is able to build roads, schools, clinics, pay old age pensions and the civil service.
He pointed out that the car will be put to good use as it represents an act of doing good.
Khasipe urged Basotho to pay their taxes for the development of Lesotho.

Lemohang Rakotsoane

Previous Focus on key business drivers for your business to succeed
Next Hardwood Kings wins Winter tournament

About author

You might also like

Local News

Letšeng boss backs small businesses

Lemohang Rakotsoane MASERU – Letšeng Diamonds CEO, Mazvivamba Maharasoa, has pledged to support small, local businesses only if they are ready to provide quality services and goods at competitive prices.

Local News

LRA ‘owes’ Mosito

Staff Reporter Suspended Court of Appeal President Justice Kananelo Mosito does not owe a cent to the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA). Instead he is likely entitles to a refund of

Business

Indigenous chickens give Basotho something to crow about

MASERU – ASK any rural Mosotho man how many cattle he has and he will readily volunteer a number with pride.In them he has something that can be exchanged for