Maseru, Sept. 29 — Lack of employment and striking poverty that the country is faced with are some of the factors which were mentioned to have forced some youth not to take part in the current local government elections.
Speaking in an interview with the Agency on Friday, Mr. Thabo Mokhethi who was spotted selling along the King’s way street said that he will never show up at any voting station as he is earning a living.
He said that even though he will not be casting his vote, his expectation is for the councillors to create selling places for them that will provide comfort and safety while also creating an attractive town.
Mr. Mokhethi mentioned that it is highly important for the councillors to consider every youth member for community jobs when open within their councils without political influence.
Meanwhile, Mr. Stang Nkubu who is also a street vendor said that he was willing to go and vote but lack of transport has forced him not to go.
He said that should there have been arrangements made by the government for them through transport they could have maybe considered going to the voting stations.
After the declaration by the government to consider this day as a holiday, a number of businesses were spotted to still be operating within the Maseru CBD.