SACU URGED TO PROVIDE MEDIA WITH
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) provides media with limited
information thus hindering them to do the job effectively.
This was stated by the Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology
Principal Secretary Mr. Ts'eliso Khomari at the SACU road show in Maseru
He said that this will make things easier for all as people will get
relevant information which help them understand the role of SACU and how
it benefits each member state.
He expressed hope that at the initiative the media will be provided with
enough information in order to familiarise it with SACU brand.
Mr. Khomari urged the SACU secretariat to create enough visibility in
all its member states so to help them improve their economies.
He commended SACU for organizing the event, noting that since more
events of the same nature could improve knowledge about the organosation
hence advancement of member states’ development and citizens’
At same occasion, SACU Secretary Ms. Paulina Elago said the objective of
SACU is to facilitate the cross-border movement of goods between the
territories of the member states, adding that they also create
effective, transparent and democratic institutions which will ensure
equitable trade benefits to member states.
She further pointed out that in Lesotho, SACU receipts accounted for 38
percent government revenue in 2015/2016.
Ms. Elago said all SACU member states except Swaziland benefits from
Africa Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA) which is the result of the
negotiations the union entered in on behalf of its member states.
Media Institute of Southern African (MISA) Lesotho Director Mr. Tsebo
Mats'asa said SACU should always ensure that information is accessible
in order to allow media practitioners to do their job well.
He urged media to play their role thus to report accurately so to ensure
that information disseminated to the people will assist them make
SACU delegation is currently on a three-day visit to carry out public
awareness campaign which will end on Friday. The theme for the event is
“Establishing Relationships with Stakeholders”.
Source: LENA 22//03/2017