SADC CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE IN LESOTHO

MASERU, LESOTHO– The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has renewed its call for unity among the people of Lesotho to achieve peace and stability which will ensure the kingdom’s economic and social development.

The call was made here Thursday by the head of the SADC Preventive Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho (SAPMIL), Matias Bertino Matondo.

In an interview with the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service (LNBS) in the capital, Maseru, on Monday,

Matias Bertino Matondo, stressed the need for the people to take advantage of the opportunity for peace opened to them.

Recalling the SADC’s regular interventions in Lesotho for 20 years, he said it was time the people of the landlocked kingdom to come together and turn “black page” of the country’s history.

He added that the peace process entailed reciprocity, goodwill and political courage by the parties involved, mainly the government, the opposition, civil society and religious organizations. He urged them to place the nation’s interest first.

Matias Matondo said peace was running smoothly despite some constraints, but insisted on the urgent implementation of the reforms recommended by the SADC, with priority to constitutional ones.

In its extraordinary summit recently held in Luanda, the SADC Double Troika of Heads of State Summit made a series of recommendations, mainly on the constitutional reforms.

The SADC Mission chief urged everyone to contribute and help the government carry out the reform process.

Lesotho experiences a political crisis, following the assassination of its army chiefs in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

The SAPMIL mission comprises 217 military personnel, with Angola represented by 162 personnel.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

SADC CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE IN LESOTHO

MASERU, LESOTHO– The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has renewed its call for unity among the people of Lesotho to achieve peace and stability which will ensure the kingdom’s economic and social development.

The call was made here Thursday by the head of the SADC Preventive Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho (SAPMIL), Matias Bertino Matondo.

In an interview with the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service (LNBS) in the capital, Maseru, on Monday,

Matias Bertino Matondo, stressed the need for the people to take advantage of the opportunity for peace opened to them.

Recalling the SADC’s regular interventions in Lesotho for 20 years, he said it was time the people of the landlocked kingdom to come together and turn “black page” of the country’s history.

He added that the peace process entailed reciprocity, goodwill and political courage by the parties involved, mainly the government, the opposition, civil society and religious organizations. He urged them to place the nation’s interest first.

Matias Matondo said peace was running smoothly despite some constraints, but insisted on the urgent implementation of the reforms recommended by the SADC, with priority to constitutional ones.

In its extraordinary summit recently held in Luanda, the SADC Double Troika of Heads of State Summit made a series of recommendations, mainly on the constitutional reforms.

The SADC Mission chief urged everyone to contribute and help the government carry out the reform process.

Lesotho experiences a political crisis, following the assassination of its army chiefs in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

The SAPMIL mission comprises 217 military personnel, with Angola represented by 162 personnel.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK