"Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth."
From a collective psyche point of view, these types of moves require a resoluteness that has hitherto been missing from Lesotho lawmakers when it comes to indigenous ownership of the economy. Act with conviction and lay down the gauntlet if you want to go anywhere far especially when it comes to issues of economic self-determination.
If there is one country on this planet that would qualify for one of the top spots on The World’s Most Shamelessly Economically Exploited Country by Foreigners, Lesotho would be a serious contender. Many of our past political leaders, living and deceased, sold us down the drain to said shameless economic exploiters hence my call for the institution of a crime called Economic Treason in our jurisdiction to hold such people accountable.
Meantime we celebrate what appears, on the face of it, a move in the right direction. One of the reasons why the jury is still out is because the entrepreneurial acumen of Basotho is not what it should be if we are to build what I call Emporium Economies of Scale. It is now arguably agreed across all sectors of Lesotho society that entrepreneurship presents the best solution to solving the massive unemployment in the country. I am particularly concerned about youth unemployment due, partly, to its toxic interior impact on the collective youth psyche. It is wholly unfair to expect young people to deal with some of the messes that we find ourselves in due to economically treasonous misrule.
Youth entrepreneurship is, according to Office of the United Nations Secretary-General Youth Envoy, “now being reinvented to entice not just urban young people but rural youths as well.”