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PM lauds cannabis producer for developing industry

Cannabis plantation in Mafeteng

May 21, 2021 2 min read

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PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has commended the Chairperson of Bophelo Bioscience, 'Maliako Mojela for her dedication and commitment in improving the livelihoods of Basotho through helping develop the cannabis industry.

Initially, he said when licenses for interested cannabis investors were introduced, the government had no idea what to expect, adding however, that now the country is reaping the benefits.

Dr Majoro who had visited the Bophelo Bioscience facility in Mafeteng on Thursday said Lesotho needs to speed up its journey in that industry, adding that although the business is complicated, it however needs developed skills for its advancement.

The industry, he showed has potential to change the lives of Basotho for better, as the global cannabis market is rapidly expanding.  

He said more countries create regulatory structures for cultivation, processing and selling of cannabis and hemp.

The Acting Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Likopo Mahase who had accompanied the premier to Mafeteng said they visited the facility to bear witness to the progress made by the cannabis manufacturer.

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He said the government through the agric ministry will support the industry in all forms, urging its players to always seek assistance where necessary.
For her part, Mrs Mojela said the industry is committed to the transfer of skills and creation of sustainable jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers Basotho. LeNA

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