A group of former members of the ruling All Basotho Convection (ABC) has formed a new party called the Empowerment Movement for Basotho (EMB).
Feb. 2, 2022
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Former ABC cadres form new party
The Secretary General of the EMB, Futho Hoohlo
- The newbie promises to focus and youth empowerment and job creation
- Chairman says they will open doors to every Mosotho to discuss small business development issues
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The party is led by Katiso Phasumane as the interim leader and chairperson as well as
Futho Hoohlo who is the secretary general.
The new kid on the block’s slogan is ''Sechaba Falimehang'' – loosely translated to warn the nation
to be vigilant.
Speaking during the launch of the party in Maseru on Monday, Mr Phasumane said as part of their
policy, they will focus on youth empowerment through business establishment and expansion.
He said they did not want to be a dictatorship party but wished to create a consultative platform
that would open its doors to every Mosotho to discuss issues of small business empowerment.
This, he said was after they realised that some of the institutions that were intended to assist youth
were in fact financially inaccessible.
“Agriculture is one of the most important aspects of Lesotho’s economy that could help create
jobs but it is neglected and the Government fails to meet the people who are willing to make it
profitable half way,” he said
Apart from that, he said they wished to see professionalised service delivery through all the
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The party’s interim committee consists of members who are from other political parties and they
claim to have joined the EMB because it speaks their language.
Phasumane and Hoohlo are from the ABC, Phaeea Sebeso, Mammelela Sekonyela, Nkopane
Rangoako and Tšekelo Lekhooana are from the Basotho National Party (BNP), Chaba Gwele is
from the RCL while Ramaqele Sello is also from the ABC.
The symbol of the party is a hand with middle and ring fingers folded and thumb, pinky and
index fingers are pointing upward and its colours include turquoise blue, gold and black.