Maseru, Mar. 07 — The House of the Senate convened for the 2nd session of the 11th Parliament after its closure for Christmas holidays.
In her keynote address to welcome Members of the House, the President of the House Mrs. Mamonaheng Mokitimi indicated that climate change has become the most challenging and this calls for a review of policies and strategies that can be implemented to respond to the issue.
She said during the 27th Conference of Parties, COP 27 that was held in Egypt in November last year, it was suggested that countries should continue to take measures to strive for clean energy including implementation of solar energy and wind energy.
The President further stated that this year has been marked as the year of millets having realised that those are the kind of seeds that sustain any kind of weather, and are most nutritious as compared to others.
Apart from that, Mrs. Monaheng pointed out that the House is concerned with the alarming rate of armed robbery and killings in the country, referring to the report by the Police after the festive season.
She has urged all relevant stakeholders to join efforts and work towards ending all said challenges before it is too late.
It was during the rise of the House that the Minister of Finance, Dr. Retsélisitsoe Matlanyane put forward the motion that the house adjourn till March 09 so it can join others in celebration of the International Women’s day to be celebrated tomorrow.