Maseru, Apr.01 — The Media Institute of Southern Africa Lesotho Chapter (MISA Lesotho) on Friday March 31, elected a new National Governing Council (NGC), the highest decision-making part of the organisation between annual general meetings, which will serve MISA Lesotho for the next three years.
Mr. Kananelo Boloetse, who was the deputy chairperson since 2020 was elected new chairperson for the media advocacy organisation at an annual general meeting that was held in Maseru defeating the outgoing Chairperson Nkoale Ts’oana with 99 votes to only 14.
Mr. Boloetse will be assisted by Mrs. Celina Leteketa who was elected deputy chairperson unopposed.
Mr. Nkheli Liphoto was elected treasurer while Mr. Palo Mohlotsane was elected Secretary General unopposed and Mrs, ’Matiisetso Mosala the new deputy secretary general.
Mrs. ‘Majirata Latela and Mr. Lekhanya Mpesi were elected committee members.
MISA is an umbrella organisation representing MISA national chapters in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. It defends and promotes media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information.
The founding of MISA was triggered by the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting Independent and Pluralistic Media in Africa of 1991.
MISA-Lesotho aims to play a leading role in creating an environment of media freedom and freedom of expression that promotes independence, pluralism, diversity of views and opinions, media sustainability, competency and professionalism through research, advocacy, collaboration and capacity building.