By Letuka Chafotsa
MASERU — A whooping M300 million has been allocated for the upgrading of various roads and bridges in Quthing district in the current financial year.
Mothetjoa Metsing, the leader of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) who is the Deputy Prime Minister as well as the Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs in a coalition government led by the Premier Thomas Thabane, told LCD supporters at a rally held at Tšepong in Tele constituency on Sunday.
Metsing said the government planned to construct Senqu River bridge which would connect Mount Moorosi, Quthing and Bethel in Mohale’s Hoek district.
He added that the roads from Alwayn’s Kop to Tele border post, Moyeni to Mphaki and Mount Moorosi via Ha Makoae to Mphaki would be upgraded.
He also announced that there is also money allocated to Quthing district for clean water supply projects.
Metsing further indicated that preparations to make Tele border post commercial are in place to ease export of wool and mohair to the international markets through Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
LCD chairperson for the Quthing District Committee, Teboho Mahlala, appealed to the government to speed-up commercialisation of Tele border post as this would cut the costs of transporting wool to Maseru before exporting to international markets through South Africa.
Present at the rally was the area chief of Tele, Caswel Moshoeshoe.
Moshoeshoe indicated that installation of electricity in Tele would improve the lives of the community by facilitating establishment of small businesses such as hair salons, welding and irrigation projects.
He further noted that poor roads and lack of clean water in Tele remains the main challenge as that leads to inaccessible to essential services while lack of clean water exposes the public to health hazards.