The minister said this when presenting the ministry's budget allocations for the new financial year in the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Dr Molapo said it was high time that the country among others commercialised farming in order to create new job opportunities especially for the youth.
He made an example of the fruit farms in Leribe, saying it through proper planning, a lot of jobs could be created in such establishments.
He said the country should take advantage of the abundant water it has and bottle it before exporting it to international markets.
''The ministry’s main objective is to level the ground to make it conducive for business in the country,'' he noted.
The ministry he further showed is aiming to ensure that Basotho are in the forefront of businesses as that will lead to money circulating in the country.
“It is high-time Lesotho stopped relying on other countries for essential goods and commodities. The country should start producing its own goods which could also be exported to other countries.
''We have the Lesotho Standard Institution whose role is to ensure that local goods are up to international standards,'' he noted.