She was speaking at the handing over ceremony of a total of 705 200 branded condoms by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to LPPA on Tuesday in Maseru.
Mrs Koneshe said LPPA and other partners are concerned that if the situation remains the unchanged, the youth will face dire consequences that will be detrimental to both their health and future.
“This is evidenced by high unplanned pregnancies and HIV infections among the young people, that is why LPPA continuously provides sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services to them and intensifies comprehensive sexuality education to out of school youth and herd-boys,” she further showed.
She therefore urged all concerned parties to do everything in their power to help the young people to lead meaningful lives, as it is their responsibility to understand their world.
Through their engagement, she said the youth were able to influence condom programming with ideas suitable to their needs, and in response to those notions, both LPPA and UNFPA have worked tirelessly to ensure that condoms that are used by young people are as youth friendly as possible.