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LEC donates food parcels in Quthing



MASERU-THE Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) last Thursday donated groceries to 200 villagers in the Quthing urban council. The grocery package included bath and powdered soaps, 12.5 kg bag of maize flour, sugar and peas. The LEC’s spokesman Makhetha Motšoari said the donation was in response to a plea from the Prime Minister’s Office to come to Quthing and help the needy. Motšoari said the Covid-19 pandemic had disrupted businesses and companies, “even us at the LEC have not been spared”. He said the LEC has survived largely because of the support they get from Basotho. He said last month they donated sanitizers and electricity to different places, “including at Help Lesotho in Hlotse”. “The public should report people who steal LEC equipment,” Motšoari said, adding that they have now come up with a strategy to allow people to connect electricity through deposits. He said the problem is that some “people disappear after they have been connected, which is wrong”. Motšoari pleaded with everyone who has not paid for the connection to do so to allow the LEC to connect more Basotho. The Quthing LEC Manager, Setla-le-Marena Moshoeshoe, said the LEC heard the plea for food from the Quthing community. The Quthing Councillor, Mpiti Sekake, said he is thankful for the donations given to the community. He said there is hunger in their district therefore ministers should ensure that youths get jobs. He said they are trying to establish more projects for the youths. “They should be given that chance,” Sekake said. He said they often try to gather the youths for projects but that never materialises. The Cabinet’s Principal Secretary for Economic Affairs, Kabelo Lehora, said the Quthing community should feel lucky that they were given such a powerful person like Kemiso Mosenene, who is the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. He said he is hoping that other businesses will copy the good work and carry it forward. Minister Mosenene said while travelling all over the country, he saw that people were dying of hunger. He blamed Covid-19 and the drought that began in 2017. Nkheli Liphoto

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