The Lesotho Electricity Company on Wednesday 8, 2019 opened new offices in Leribe, Hlotse town as part of the power company’s efforts to ensure that the nation’s energy supply is more efficient and reliable.
Speaking at the occasion, minister of energy and meteorology Tsukutlane Au said he is impressed by the good work that was done by a construction company by some young Basotho.
He said for Leribe to receive a new building it means the country at large is improving because it is not only the Leribe population that is going to benefit, but the economy of the country as a whole.
Minister of mining Keketso Sello, also Member of Parliament for Hlotse, noted that it is a good idea when beautiful things are happening within his constituency adding he was impressed with the improvements and the government of Lesotho needs to recognise the contractors who worked hard on the project.
Managing director Dr Leketekete Ketso indicated that the project started in 2011, as part of plans to improve LEC buildings in the country.
He noted Leribe is a huge district in terms of population size, hence they saw the need to improve the buildings for better LEC services.
He said it took them long to design until they got a loan from Nedbank.
It was only in April 2018 that they finalised everything but due to construction problems, everything was delayed.
He appealed to Leribe LEC staff to use the property very carefully but above all, to ensure good customer care at all times.
Expressing gratitude Rethabile Khomohaka, Bafani construction manager, said they were happy that LEC trusted them to implement their vision, as the project was one of its kind.
He said they had to work very hard to see that they do what was expected from them as the constructors. From day one, he said the work was not easy, but they had to put their efforts together to come up with what was considered the final product, and they had to make sure that their client, LEC was satisfied.
The project cost M20 million. Similar projects started in Mohale’s Hoek, followed by Thaba Tseka, while Leribe was the third district.