Members of the National Assembly, government officials, chiefs, judges of the High Court, developmental organisations, diplomatic missions and the former Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili among others, attended the event held at the ’Manthabiseng Convention Centre.
The 130 paged-document handed over by the National Dialogue Planning Committee (NDPC) to the opposition, the Prime Minister, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) reforms facilitator, amongst others, is a collection of the thematic reports that were distilled by experts from all the dialogue reports from Plenary I, the in-district consultations, the diaspora consultations and from all written submissions that came from various sectors.
According to Mr Mokhothu, the reforms process remains a course of introspection and the problems confronting the nation must be a lesson in that, “We are sailing in the ocean and we are a sinking ship. We are in a forest together; a forest that is on fire. It is up to us to act together or we shall perish together”.
When delivering his speech, Mr Mokhothu applauded on behalf of the opposition in parliament, the SADC leadership and membership for the patience and support extended during the trials and tribulations the nation faced on its road to this point.
“Needless to say, there is still a long way to go towards full implementation of the proposed reforms. We however wish to pledge full commitment and support to the progress regardless of which side of the Speaker’s chair we will be sitting in the next few days,” he said.