Maseru, April 04 — The government of Lesotho paid Village Health workers all the funds they were owed since 2014.
This, the Minister of Health Mr. Selibe Mochoboroane stated when delivering the progress made by his ministry during the first 100 days.
Mr. Mochoboroane indicated that all Village Health workers have been paid except those from two health centres in Leribe as the Ministry did not have their records.
He added that they have commenced with head count so as to ensure that they get their remuneration monthly.
Minister Mochoboroane further noted that they are to employ more doctors in order to have them to attend to patients around the clock, adding that they are still under discussion with the Ministry of Public Service to allow them as they provide essential services.
Meanwhile presenting the Ministry of Education and Training progress, the Minister Professor Ntoi Rapapa said since the beginning of this year, they managed to provide schools with some teaching and learning aides that include chalks, pens and pencils among others.
He highlighted that the Ministry has also paid principals M37 million, who were employed, but not budgeted for by the past regime, adding that they also paid caters for school feeding scheme.
He said they will construct schools which are intended for disable learners in four schools which include Motsekuoa and St. Catherines among others with the grant from Japan, revealing that they have already signed an agreement with that government.
Professor Rapapa revealed that they have accredited four programs at National University of Lesotho (NUL), six at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT), one at the Centre for Accounting Studies (CAS), one at Scott College of Nursing, one at Roma School of Nursing as well as one at Maluti Nursing College.
The Ministry of Education and Training is for the year 2023/2024 aiming at introducing and implementing a new curriculum in early childhood care centres which Its focus is to improve the quality of education within the country from an early stage.