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Qholaqhoe shearing shed officially opened

Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro

July 6, 2020 2 min read

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BOTHA-BOTHE - Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro on July 2 officially opened the Qholaqhoe Shearing shed, one of 22 shearing sheds built through the Wool and Mohair Promotion Project (WAMPP) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.

In his speech, the premier said COVID19 has affected several lives, adding however, that agriculture has a huge chance to positively impact on our economy.

“Agriculture is the pillar of the economy, as plays a crucial role in its development. It is the main source of food, income and employment among others,” Dr Majoro said.

He urged Basotho to produce a lot of crops, so that in hard times like right now, they can stand a better fighting chance against hunger and poverty.

The project he said symbolises a public-private partnership that bodes well for increased participation of men, women and the youth in the national economy.

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For his part, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Tefo Mapesela appealed to Basotho to take care of the shed for the benefit of wool and mohair growers.

He also appealed to the responsible committee to ensure that the shed benefits every Mosotho and not just residents of Botha-Bothe.

Speaking at the same event, the programme director, Retšelisitsoe Khoalenyane said priority activities for the project include promoting high production of crops and top quality livestock.

WAMPP is a seven-year project that kicked off in June 2015 and is expected to be completed on June 30, 2022. It is a country wide initiative whose goal is to boost resilience to the adverse effects of climate change and economic shocks among the poor.





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