BASOTHO SHOULD BE WELL INFORMED - PM
The Prime Minister, Dr Pakalitha Mosisili says it is his will to ensure
that Basotho are well informed and not misguided.
In his statement delivered on Monday evening, the Prime Minister said a
motion of no confidence is nothing new in a democratic government as the
constitution allows it, saying that by letting the motion be passed in
Parliament the government allowed democracy to take its course.
He noted that in 2014, Parliament was prorogued for nine months by the
then Prime Minister who later called for elections after the Southern
African Development Community (SADC) intervened.
Dr Mosisili further commented that it is not true that government
changed in 1997 when Dr Ntsu Mokhehle formed Lesotho Congress for
Democracy and in 2012 when he, Dr Mosisili formed Democratic Congress,
saying the only change was in the names of political parties and that
both prime ministers had majority support in Parliament. Refuted
He refuted claims that Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) does not
have money for the upcoming elections, public servants will not get
their salaries in the new financial year, government will fall and that
certain people will be arrested saying these are not true.
He said the upcoming elections will not be the first to take place
without passing of the budget, saying same happened in 2015 when the
country went for snap elections.
He therefore urged all Basotho to prepare and get
ready for the elections.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister condemned rumours on
social media that His Majesty was forced to approve the dissolution of
the ninth Parliament and calling of the elections, saying His Majesty
followed the law and that he was accordingly advice by the Council of
State in calling for the elections.
He further warned people whom he said undermine the
Office of the King, appealing to them to refrain from the practice as
action will be taken against them, stressing that whoever undermines the
King undermines the nation.
Source: LENA 20/03/2017