MASERU – National Reforms Authority (NRA) will next Monday hold open interviews for the NRA Chief Executive officer (CEO) position.
The interviews will be open to the public and members of the media, and are to be held at the Old Parliament Building. However, the public will not be allowed into the building but will witness the process through Lesotho Television and Radio Lesotho that will both do a live broadcast.
A notice by NRA has invited media representatives to witness the interview process starting at 0900hrs.
It is expected that after the appointment of the Chief Executive and his/her deputy, the pair will then hire other staff members for the NRA secretariat to be up and running.
NRA Chairman, Pelele Letsoela told Public Eye in an interview last Tuesday that that the authority hope to begin with the actual reform process as early as Mid-October but said there is need for support from all stakeholders to make the process a success.
The CEO will be the chief accounting officer responsible for day to day administration of the authority. The authority will operate independently of any person to ensure transparency, rule of law and involvement of the entire nation in the reforms process.
According to the NRA Act, its tenure will be for a year and during its time, the secretariat will prepare quarterly progress reports and ultimately a final report for submission to the government,
To fast track, the process leading to a fully operational NRA, the authority with the assistant of the consultant have already advertised some of the posts so that when the Chief Executive and the deputy gets in office, they will begin hiring other staff.
NRA was inaugurated by Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) ‘Maseforo Mahase on February 6 and has a total of 59 members (56 voting and 3 non-voting).
Its mandate is to manage, coordinate, and lead the implementation of the multi-sector reforms that were recommended by the Southern African Development Community in 2016 as part of efforts to achieve lasting peace and stability in Lesotho.
Its members are drawn from political parties, government, different professions and different arms of government including the judiciary.