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Sept. 2, 2021

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Mofomobe takes oath as small business minister

Mofomobe takes oath as small business minister

The newly installed small business minister, Machesetsa Mofomobe

Story highlights

  • He plans to develop the economy
  • Determined to promote street-vendors’ businesses

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DEPUTY Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Machesetsa Mofomobe took oath of office as Minister of Small Business Development and Cooperatives during a swearing-in ceremony that was held at the Royal Palace on Wednesday.

During the same event, the Member of Parliament for the Thupa-Kubu constituency, Tšeliso Kalake was also sworn-in as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

This swearing in was performed by Justice Tšeliso Monaphathi.
Mr Mofomobe who is also the leader of the Basotho National Party (BNP) has pledged to work hard in order to encourage Basotho to engage in cooperatives.

The plan, he said is to ensure that they seek funding together in order to ensure growth of their businesses.
To develop the economy of Lesotho, he will ensure that Basotho properly handle their business ventures, adding he is determined to promote especially street-vendors’ businesses.

Mr Machesetsa has also served in the Ministry of Home Affairs as Deputy Minister.
For his part, Mr Kalake said he felt honoured that Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro entrusted him with the responsibility of that high office.

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He also promised to do all he can to help Lesotho fight the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has caused so much havoc to both the country and the entire world’s economy.

“The virus has negatively affected Lesotho’s economy leading to high unemployment rate as most people lost their jobs due to the pandemic,” he said. LeNA

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