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Majoro wages war against corruption

The new Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro

May 20, 2020 2 min read

MASERU – The new Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro says for the next two years his focus will be on tackling challenges like the prevailing coronavirus pandemic, poverty, agriculture and job creation.

His primary goals he says include among others eradication of corruption and crime as well as addressing challenges presented by climate change.

He also wants to address issues of the independence of executive states of the government, improve public service delivery and complete the national reforms.

“I thank His majesty for putting his trust in me to lead Lesotho in these trying times. Another major task I am faced with is to unite all the key players in the political circle to work together and develop a new vision to work for Basotho,” Dr Majoro said upon his inauguration at the Royal Palace.

He added: “Let’s all thank Ntate Thabane (the former prime minister) for all the good things he did,” he also said.

In his speech, the outgoing premier Dr Motsoahae Thabane said the swearing in event marks another important milestone in the democratic history of Lesotho.

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Former Prime Minister Thabane and his successor Dr Majoro

“I thank Basotho for the opportunity they had given me and His Majesty for having allowed me to serve as the first minister for the past three years. It has been a privilege to serve Basotho as their prime minister and I sincerely thank His Majesty for his support and guidance over the years. I also wish my successor good luck,” he said.

To his successor he said: “Your rule as prime minister is to lead the nation. Never think for a moment that you are above the illiterate. Serve them with dedication, love, loyalty and respect because, after all, they are your pay masters with their taxes. I will always be available to help when there is a need.”

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