This, she said on Monday during the launch of the Money Month Campaign, adding that financial systems should look into these sectors that support most of the population when developing products.
The informal sector, Dr Matlanyane said is most affected in many economies, especially in Africa where it dominates.
For that reason, financial systems should be innovative in developing products that support the informal economy, she also noted.
“So this would mean therefore that even as we develop products, let us look into these important sectors that support the greater part of the population. I know it might be difficult or there could be much more challenges in that space that include, lack of understanding but with a forum of this nature, we can actually consolidate it so that we address all these problems all at once,” Dr Matlanyane said.
In its ninth edition, the Money Month Campaign is an annual event organised by the government of Lesotho together with its development partners. It speaks to consumers of financial entities, including individuals.
The forum is usually targeted at giving information about the financial systems and creating awareness amongst the population of Lesotho on the basic concepts of engaging in financial contracts.
The campaign is aimed at inspiring children, youth and adults to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming entrepreneurs.
While it is meant for everyone, the Governor said the forum would like to have young people being part of the initiative as well so that they understand their responsibilities as consumers.