Four appointed to LEC board

Four appointed to LEC board

MASERU – ENERGY Minister Mokoto Hloaele has announced four new appointments to the Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) board.
Speaking at the LEC staff meeting, Hloaele said other members will be appointed later.
Former Police Ministry’s principal secretary Refiloe Matekane has replaced Batalatsang Kanetsi as the board chairman.
Kanetsi has previously served as the CEO for the LEC and later managed the Lesotho Electricity Authority (LEA).

Three other members of the board are Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng, former Health Minister who is also a medical doctor by profession, Thabelo Khalema and Dr Leketekete Ketso. Khalema is the president of a successful choral music choir, JP Choristers. Ketso, an academic, is a former finance and trade minister.

Ketso was still a member of the LEC board which Hloaele disbanded last year soon after being appointed as a minister.
“You will realise that we decided to retain Dr Ketso from the outgoing board, for institutional memory and proper guidance of the incoming members of the board,” Hloaele said.

Matekane told the LEC staff that it is important for the members of the incoming board to understand the vision and mission of the company so that they could steer the ship in the right direction. Matekane said the issue of reliability of electricity supply to all Basotho is one of the key issues they intend to look into. He said they will work with the LEC management to ensure that the electricity network is refurbished and can cater for the needs of Basotho at all times.

The LEC as a company that is wholly owned by the government, registered under the Companies Act.
The company was established in 2006 in terms of the LEC (Pty) Ltd Establishing and Vesting Act 2006.
The assets, liabilities, rights and obligations of the former Lesotho Electricity Corporation were vested in the company.
The LEC was established in 1969.

Staff Reporter

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