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Mining sector accused of sidelining Basotho suppliers

NEO SENOKO

MASERU -The Lesotho Mines and Minerals Act requires mining companies in the country to give preference to local goods and services, however the local business community has been struggling to supply these products. In fact, foreign companies continue to dominate the industry despite efforts made by locals to turn things around.

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3rd Entrepreneurship Expo tackles unemployment

RETHABILE MOHONO

MASERU - Participation at the third Entrepreneurship Expo has shown tremendous growth and appreciation by small enterprises, the organisers of the event have said. The week-long expo, under the theme ‘Regeneration of the Nation’ which could be loosely explained to suggest a rebirth of a nation or starting afresh for a country, especially in business, was held this week at Manthabiseng Convention Centre starting from Monday and is scheduled to end at the weekend.

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‘Financial inclusion key to arresting poverty’

NEO SENOKO

MASERU - Financial education, literacy programmes and similar activities will broaden inclusivity so that the majority of people can benefit from the latest innovations in the financial sector, including digital finances heralded through mobile money, Central Bank of Lesotho Governor Dr Rets’elisitsoe Matlanyane, has said.

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LRA donates M50 000 to Hlokomela Banana

NEO SENOKO

MASERU -Lack of sanitary towels adversely affects the girl child’s quality of in Lesotho, often forcing some young female students to stay out of school while others resort to harmful remedies that could damage their health.

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Vodacom unveils ‘goods’ under ‘Silent adverts’

THATO RAMAFU

MASERU - Vodacom Lesotho has finally ended the country’s suspense over what many considered ‘Silent Adverts’. Yesterday the telecom giant officially revealed what the exciting Play and Win everyday campaign is all about. The campaign is a competition that offers Vodacom pre-paid, hybrid And post-paid subscribers the opportunity to participate by playing to win various rewards namely the daily Voice and data bundles, weekly travel vouchers, smartphones, daily shopping vouchers, weekly M-pesa cash prizes and monthly grand cash prizes.

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Child rights top Unicef, Postbank agenda

Makoko Maeka

MASERU – Lesotho PostBank in partnership with Unicef Lesotho this week hosted a presentation brief on the rights of children at a local hotel. The event, attended by scores of company executives, had a theme centred on Early Moments Matter Initiative - a programme by Unicef that seeks to promote the rights of children from infancy - in particular - the first 1000 days which are cited as the most crucial for a child’s development.