A passionate farmer

A passionate farmer

MASERU – Nkaku Kabi’s primary concern in government is health. But that does not keep him away from his other passion: agriculture.
As a farmer, Kabi has a soft spot for agriculture and his latest attention is on the politics of wool and mohair.
Kabi says the issue of wool and mohair “is so big that it needs to be handled with care because many Basotho eke out a living in growing wool and mohair”.
He says messing it up means putting the livelihood of thousands of Basotho families in jeopardy.

“Our way of politicking will derail us as a nation.”
The government and the Lesotho National Wool and Mohair Growers Association are at each other’s throats over the control of the wool and mohair auctions.
The government wants wool and mohair to be auctioned locally through an identified single broker who has a mandate to invite international buyers into the country.

The farmers on the other hand view this as creating the auction monopoly and say they want to take their wool and mohair anywhere in the world for auctioning.
This has created the tug-of-war between the government and the farmers – and as can be expected, the opposition has taken the war as their own.

Caswell Tlali

Previous LCD makes new demands
Next Nkaku Kabi: A bit of tyranny won’t hurt

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/thepostc/public_html/wp-content/themes/trendyblog-theme/includes/single/post-tags-categories.php on line 7

About author

You might also like

News

Nthane fights ministry

MASERU – A MULTI-MILLION maloti dispute between the Lesotho Consolidated Civil Contractors (Pty) Ltd (LCCC) and the Ministry of Public Works continues to play out in court, with the ministry

Local News

King’s private secretary charged

MASERU – A private secretary to King Letsie III, Daniel Ndumo, 43, appeared in court last Thursday to answer a charge of forgery. Ndumo was charged after he allegedly defrauded the

Local News

Rakuoane wants Mahase impeached

MASERU – THE leader of the Popular Front for Democracy (PFD) party, Advocate Lekhetho Rakuoane, wants Acting Chief Justice ‘Maseforo Mahase impeached. Rakuoane, who was speaking at a press conference