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Stability key to economic growth

ARMY commander Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela last Thursday issued a chilling warning of what he said was a plot by rogue soldiers to topple the government of Lesotho. Although the

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Why the ABC is in crisis

THE ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC), the biggest partner in the coalition government, is never far away from controversy.Last week, the party was thrown into turmoil after Prime Minister Moeketsi

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A game-changer for farmers

THE government this week imposed a one-month ban on the import of fresh agricultural produce from South Africa in a sweeping move that has been welcomed by farmers as a

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Extension is the right call

PRIME Minister Moeketsi Majoro last night extended by a week a lockdown which came into force two weeks ago to stop the spread of Covid-19.That decision was a no-brainer. The

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Resolve nurses’ grievances

LAST week nurses across the country threatened to down tools to force the government to provide oxygen to Covid-19 patients.The Lesotho Nurses Association (LNA) said it will call a massive

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The right call

THE decision by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro to impose a total lockdown is coming four weeks late after the proverbial horses have bolted.Late as it is, we however think it

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A matter of life and death

THE surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths in the last week should serve as a wake-up call to every Mosotho at every level of society.Seven more deaths and 260 new

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2020: A year like no other

As we say goodbye to 2020, we can all agree that this was a year like no other that we can remember in recent memory.Since the outbreak of the Covid-19

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Focus on the bigger picture

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry a story of how the two main partners in the coalition government have been squabbling of late over a number of issues. At the

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We must brace for Covid-19 tsunami

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry a story of how thousands of Basotho without being screened for Covid-19 are trekking back home from South Africa for the Christmas holidays. Their