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Senate opens after winter break

President of the Senate 'Mamonaheng Mokitimi

Oct. 13, 2020 2 min read

THE 10th meeting of the first session of the 10th parliament of the Senate of Lesotho resumed at the old parliament building in Maseru on Tuesday.

In her opening remarks, the President of the Senate ’Mamonaheng Mokitimi said in July, the house took a break to go and attend to some of the government’s business.
She therefore thanked the house for a job well done, adding that the members showed full dedication and commitment during that period.
Mrs Mokitimi however said when Lesotho commemorated its 54th independence this year, the celebrations were different due to the regulations of COVID-19.

She pleaded with the house and the general public to continue aligning themselves with the regulation of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in order to stay safe.

She showed that there is still a long way ahead before the world can finally beat the virus.
The house paid tribute to the four fallen Members of Parliament who passed away this year, including Putsoane Leeto MP for the Kolo constituency, former MP for the Maama constituency Thabiso Melato, former Minister of Agriculture Ralechate ’Mokose and former Minister of Public Works and Transport Tšele Chakela.

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The Senate is the upper chamber of the Parliament, which along with the National Assembly being the lower chamber and forms the legislature of Lesotho.
The current Senate has a total of 33 members, 22 are hereditary tribal chiefs and 11 members are nominated by the King on the Prime Minister's advice.


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