Maseru, April 05 — Tourism is important for any country which needs development and economic growth.
This, King Letsie III stated at his visit in Seriti sa Makhoarane at Makeneng on Wednesday.
He indicated that the community of Makeneng is at an advantage to generate income which can sustain their lives as they have legacy which can attract tourists.
He noted that this is a great gesture which will remind Basotho of their cultural roots, adding that through it, all individuals will learn more about where they come from as a nation.
He thanked the implementers of this initiative, urging them to proceed working with patience despite the challenges they experience every day. He commended the leadership of Makeneng community for working together to ensure the success of Seriti sa Makhoarane.
Speaking at the same occasion, Major General Matela Matobakele urged Basotho to love their country and learn more about their history. He encouraged all to proceed engaging in cultural activities and speaking their language well.
She further pointed out that the nation should take good care of Lesotho as it is the only home, adding that they should preserve her for future generation.
Presenting the objective of the event, Mr. Stephen Gill said their aim is to preserve Makeneng’s history as well as invest in tourism activities in order to develop lives and improve economy of the country.
He called upon community of Makeneng to work hard to attract tourists to their place. He added that as Lesotho celebrates 200 years of existence next year, they have to ensure that their place appears among well-known tourism destinations in the country.
The Seriti sa Makhoane initiative seeks to preserve and present many of the sites connected to Makeneng roots and to build a stronger tourism value chain in concert with and for the benefits of local stakeholders and communities concerned.