Mr Seleke will also have to go an extra mile towards ensuring that LEC customers enjoy improved access to electricity with limited challenges.
This was said by the company’s Public Relations Manager Makhetha Motšoari in an interview with Metro on Wednesday.
The utility company appointed Mr Seleke into the new post effective from January 22.
“The management of the Lesotho Electricity Company informs the public and all its consumers of the decision of the board of directors to appoint Mr Mohato Seleke as the new managing director effective from 22 January 2021,” LEC said in a statement.
His appointment comes after the sacking of former MD, Thabo Nkhahle in April last year.
Mr Nkhahle was initially suspended in December 2018 for allegedly flouting regulations when he solicited work permits for South Africans hired by the company.
He had only served as MD from February the same year.
Since Mr Nkhahle’s departure, a number of top managers within the company have acted as MDs until the recent permanent engagement of the former LNDC boss.
Immediately after Mr Nkhahle’s suspension, a former board member Leketekete Ketso assumed the position as acting MD. He left after the then group of board members was dismissed from office.
Following the dismissal of that board, the acting role was assumed by Liteboho Ramokopo for a couple of months before handing over to Lebeko Sello.
The new MD, Seleke is now in the process of taking full control of the position from Sello who is likely to return to his original position as the Manager of the IT department.
“Since he is joining the company during the lockdown period, he is still in the process of taking over from Mr Sello. He has so far met senior management and yet to meet the rest of the staff members. So that means he has not yet settled in,” Mr Motšoari told Metro.
Expectations, he said are high that the new boss will deliver based on his notable capabilities.
“We expect to see him bring unity within members of the staff as well as respond to the high demand of electricity in the country. We have high demand of electricity now more than ever before because the number of customers keeps on increasing.