Mr Mapesela said this on Friday when addressing two disputed groups of small stock farmers being Teyateyaneng Wool and Mohair Growers Association (TWMGA) and Marketing Group which both utilise Teyateyaneng wool shed.
Mr. Mapesela said regardless of farmers affiliating to any wool and mohair growers association or being an independent farmer, every farmer has a right to use the wool shed facility and also a right to access any market of choice where to sell their wool and mohair as opposed from being forced to use one market.
Minister of Agriculture said all they have to do is to promote a competitive trading sphere with their products unlike always being sources of endless fights which ruin their wool and mohair sector.
In resolving the issues which triggered misunderstanding among the disputed small stock farmers groups, Mr. Mapesela ordered both groups to work independently but their committees should draw a joint plan on how they will use the wool shed facility without causing any chaos.
Sept. 26, 2020 3 min read
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Lesotho's Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Tefo Mapesela has strongly urged Teyateyaneng small stock farmers to refrain from running their business with some everlasting disputes in wool sheds, but they rather promote peace and transparency for their growth and economic development.