Botswana, 16 July 2015: Lesotho’s Minister of Defence and National Security, Honourable Tšeliso Mokhosi, and Minister of Police and Public Safety, Honourable Monyane Moleleki, today paid a courtesy Call on SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax.
When introducing his delegation and the purpose of their visit, Hon Minister Moleleki informed the Executive Secretary that they were in Botswana to benchmark with Botswana on security sector related matters. The delegation will continue to benchmark with other countries in the Region as part of its resolution to urgently and effectively implement security sector, public sector, and constitutional reforms in Lesotho.
The Executive Secretary thanked the Ministers for the courtesy call and commended the steps taken by the Government of Lesotho in addressing security and political challenges in the Kingdom, in particular the benchmarking exercise which will enable them undertake the needed reforms and restore order, peace and public confidence.
She assured the Ministers of SADC support. The Executive Secretary also informed the Ministers that the Commission of Enquiry established by the Double Troika Summit has started working, and is expected to arrive in the Kingdom of Lesotho on 20th July 2015, and that the Oversight Committee will also start functioning in due course.
The two parties re-iterated their commitment to ensuring restoration of Peace, Security and Political stability in the Kingdom of Lesotho.