Maseru, April 12 — The Director of Khathang Tema Baitsùkuli said he is not pleased with how the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Business Development and Tourism addresses their issues.
This was said by the Director of Khathang Tema Baits`ukuli Mr Tsòlo Lebitsa during an interview with the agency on Wednesday following the presentation of 100 days in government by the Prime Minister and ministries alike.
Mr Lebitsa revealed that the way they see things is like the government is more focused on the growth of big businesses than small entities like street vending because according to the Prime Minister`s speech of 100 days, it only talked about businesses without specifying which ones which makes it difficult for them as street vendors to know what to expect from the government.
Mr Lebitsa said they like to be pointed out because the benefits they are supposed to get from the government are hidden under big businesses.
He also added that the Ministers will unravel their policies to the departments but he emphasised that they do not like when the Minister addresses something they did not talk about and what they want is to give out their concerns and feelings so see if they have heard their cry.
On the same issue, the director of National Clothing Textile Allied Workers Union Mr Ts`epang Makakole said that all workers were promised to be paid M4 000 by RFP during its elections campaigns.
However, Mr. Makakole pointed out that they are still yet to see whether the remaining factory workers will be remunerated the M4,000 promised.
“Most of the factories in Maputsoe and Maseru have long closed down due to no orders made to their usual export destinations, there are few workers remaining but we will see if the government changes,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the Government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Business Development and Tourism launched Competitiveness and Financial Inclusion (CAFI) Project on Monday April 3, 2023.
The project development objective is to increase access to business support services and financial products targeted at MSMEs and entrepreneurs, especially women and youth.