PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has appealed for thorough land planning in regard to the land surrounding the Ha Belo factory area in Butha Buthe.
Aug. 29, 2021
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PM wants proper land planning for Belo factories
Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro
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Speaking at the launch of the Lesotho Renewable Energy and Energy Access Project, the premier said there are many challenges facing the area from the studies made in both Ha Thetsane and Ha Tikoe.
He therefore urged local chiefs, community councilors and Ha Belo community to come together and pull their strategies together on planning the land in order to allow for other future developments.
Dr Majoro said they should leave aside enough land for other factories, as the aim is to build a total of 54 firms.
He said they should leave aside land for among others, health care centres, schools, taxi ranks, construction of roads and water pipes.
The project, he said, is not only going to benefit the factories but also the 1 200 households, schools and businesses around the area the factory site.
The Prime Minister said the electricity to be used at the factory will be fetched from Hlotse, adding that the one nearby is not strong enough to cater for the factory site.
Speaking at the same occasion, the Minister of Energy and Meteorology, Mohapi Mohapinyana said government offices around the area will also benefit from the project.
Member of Parliament for the Butha Buthe constituency, Motlohi Maliehe expressed his gratitude to the government, saying the project which began in 2017 is going to change the lives of many communities in Butha-Buthe.
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The Managing Director of the Lesotho Electricity Corporation (LEC), Mohato Seleke appealed to the government to support LEC in reinforcing their transmitters.
Speaking at the same event, the community councilor of Ha Majara, Kopane Mohau said the government should also consider Likhutlong as one of the villages in dire need of developments.
The residents, he said are going to benefit from the project as they use close to M300 for charging their phones in a month.
The project has been funded to the tune of M900 million. LeNA