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NEW CABINET MINISTERS SWORN IN

Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara led the swearing in of six new cabinet ministers and a deputy minister at the ceremony held at the Royal Palace premises in Maseru on Monday.

While those who were already Deputy Ministers did not take oath of office as they had already done earlier, they only took oath of allegiance of office.

First to take oath and to be sworn-in was new Minister of Development Planning, Mr. Semano Sekatle who is a Member of Parliament for Lebakeng constituency.

Mrs. 'Marefuoe 'Muso, who has been promoted to Minister of Forestry and Land Reclamation only took oath of office as she was the Deputy Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation.

The new Minister of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing, Mrs. 'Mantoetsi Mohatonyane who is a Member of Parliament by virtue of Proportional Representation (PR), took oath of allegiance after being promoted from the position of the Deputy Minister of Health.

Mr. Mootsi Lehata from Makhaleng constituency is the new Minister of Law and Constitutional Affairs and replaces Mr. Mokhele Moletsane who resigned as cabinet Minister last year.

New Minister in the Prime Minister's Office is Mr. Palo Leteetee who takes the position left vacant by Mr. Monyane Moleleki who also resigned from the position of the Minister of Police and Public Safety in 2016.

Member of Parliament for Moyeni, Mr. Rapitso Mahooana Khati took oath of allegiance to His Majesty the King and was also sworn in as Minister of Public Service, replacing Mr. Tsukutlane Au who reigned earlier this year.

Mr. Thabang Pheko who is a Member of Parliament by virtue of Proportional Representation (PR), is the new Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport, filling the gap left by Mrs. 'Manthabiseng Phohleli who also resigned.

After the swearing in ceremony, all new Cabinet Ministers and the Deputy Minister stood in a queue for a congratulatory hand shake by the Government dignitaries, International Diplomatic Corps and other family members and the general public who witnessed the swearing in ceremony.

Source: LENA 13/02/2017

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