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HLOTSE – POPULAR Front for Democracy (PFD) leader Lekhetho Rakuoane says unless the constitution is respected Lesotho will not transform for the better.

Addressing the PFD’s final rally ahead of the June 3 general election, he said his party has always worked towards the protection of the country’s supreme law.

“Unless we protect the constitution and make it work for us, there will be no economic success for us,” Rakuoane told hundreds of party supporters in Hlotse on Sunday.

“The constitution is the supreme law of every country and failure to observe it leads to a failed country,” he added.
Next month’s polls – called after Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili lost a no-confidence motion in parliament in March – will mark the third time in five years that Lesotho has held a general election.

Mosisili’s Democratic Congress (DC) and the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) will back the PFD candidate in Butha-Buthe’s Qalo constituency under a new electoral pact agreed by the three parties.

The PFD was one of the seven parties in a coalition that brought Mosisili back to power in 2015 before his second stint at the helm of the government was cut short.

Drumming up support for his party, Rakuoane said the PFD was eager to see the economy of Lesotho growing.
“The economy of Lesotho will not grow until the government involves all the relevant stakeholders in every plan,” he said.
“For example, if the government needs to improve agriculture it has to involve the farmers because the government does not have oxen to pull the plough nor does it have fields to plough.”

The involvement of civil society in all development plans was also critical, he added.
Speaking at the same rally, PFD deputy leader Thabang Kholumo hailed party supporters for turning out in their numbers for the rally.
“I am sure that we are going to win this constituency,” he said.

“I am sure that you will be trustworthy because you want to live a better life in the future.”
Kholumo, who is the PFD candidate for the Qalo constituency, said his party was committed to fighting inequality.
“We will work hard to fix the gap between the rich and poor people until all people are equal,” he said.
He added: “We wish to see every Mosotho child getting education regardless of their background.”

’Makhotso Rakotsoane

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