Hichilema to ease road towards reforms completion



MASERU – The visit by Hakainde Hichilema, the President of the Republic of Zambia and Chairperson of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, is expected to ease impediments to the stalled reforms process. The presence of Hichilema, along with a panel of elders from within SADC, this week raised hopes that any hindrances towards completion of the reforms process would be overcome.

Government Spokesperson Thabo Sekonyela said yesterday it is every leader’s responsibility in the SADC region to ensure that its citizens live in harmony and peace. In an interview with Public Eye yesterday, Sekonyela noted that part of the delegation of SADC is part of the observers to oversee the reforms process adding that if there is anything hindering the reforms process, the panel of elders needs to take charge to see to it that in the end reforms serve the purpose and benefit Basotho.

“It is every leader’s responsibility in SADC region to ensure that its citizens live in harmony and peace so that in the end the economy of the country is boosted,” he said. SADC panel of elders graced the Kingdom of Lesotho since Wednesday this week and will be in the country until Sunday to pursue their mandate of following up on the implementation of the reforms process in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

The mission, led by President Hichilema as head of the SADC troika organ on security was expected to meet with the President of the Senate ‘Mamonaheng Mokitimi at the Senate Offices today. Upon his arrival, President Hichilema had an audience with His Majesty King Letsie III, the opposition parties in parliament, and paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Ntsokoane Samuel Matekane and the governing coalition partners.

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