The constituency which is home to Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro is host to a number of small businesses as well as several textile and apparel firms that have created employment opportunities for many people, mainly women.
The congestion that is normally seen in the area on a daily basis, particularly in the early hours of the morning and late afternoon, is a challenge to both individuals and businesses in the area.
With the textile and apparel firms affected by the situation, it means Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is under threat.
It means a lot of time is unnecessarily spent on the road rather than on production.
Studies have shown that improved road infrastructure is an indispensable tool in facilitating the creation of a single socio economic space that would lead to free movement of goods and persons.
But, despite these and other notable impacts, those tasked with road maintenance in and around the Maseru city drag their feet and spend unprecedented amount of time fighting over machinery that should otherwise be used to maintain these roads.
Dr Majoro on Monday warned government officials to refrain from this behaviour and work together towards achieving a common goal of road maintenance in and around the city.
This, he said this during the launch of the construction and maintenance of rural and urban roads in the Thetsane constituency on Monday.
“Government officials should stop fighting over this equipment because it belongs to Basotho. That means it should be used for the benefit of this nation towards the construction and maintenance of roads,” the Prime Minister also said.