Majoro promises big

Majoro promises big

MASERU-Dr Moeketsi Majoro, Lesotho’s new Prime Minister, says his government will focus on arresting spiralling corruption and create jobs.
Majoro, who was sworn in yesterday, also said climate change which frustrates food production will also be amongst other critical issues that will be addressed.

“Covid-19 needs immediate attention so that Basotho’s lives are saved from this pandemic that has devastated the global economy and wiped away thousands of lives,” Majoro said.

Majoro said he will only achieve his goal with support from his partners in government.
He said Lesotho has fertile soil that has to be used to produce food.
“We will also create jobs for the youth,” he said, adding that they will work hard to alleviate poverty.

Majoro said his government will soon announce a detailed plan.
He said his government will stabilise institutions such as the judiciary.
Parliament has to be independent so as to hold the government accountable, he added.

He also wants to enhance service delivery.
Majoro said his government will push a decentralisation process to bring services closer to the people and include them in the policy-making process.
He said people have to work with District Administrators, chiefs and councillors.

Majoro also praised Thabane.
“I was stunned by his political acumen and instinct,” he said.
He said Thabane used to listen and never gave up easily.

Majoro said when he retired from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Thabane approached him and told him that he wanted to offer him a job.
He said Thabane once told him that he would give him the chance to lead the All Basotho Convention (ABC) party when he retires.

Majoro said he is proud to be Thabane’s successor.
He said the inroads that the ABC made since its formation speaks to Thabane’s good leadership. He also tried to mend the rift created by the brutal succession battle in the ABC.

In a democracy, Majoro said, people have different opinions.
To those who contested against him, he said they should now work together for the nation.

Majoro said they will roll up their sleeves and work for the Basotho nation at large not just individuals.
He said only two years are left but there is a lot of work that needs to be done.

Meanwhile, Thabane pleaded with Majoro not to boot out people he was working with in the government for the sake of the party.
He said he is humbled to have served as a Prime Minister of Lesotho.

Nkheli Liphoto

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