MASERU, Leaders of member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have congratulated Lesotho on the peaceful handover of power at the inauguration of newly elected Prime Minister Tom Thabane in the Mountain Kingdom’s capital, Maseru.
In attendance at Friday’s inauguration were the Prime Minister of Swaziland, Sibusiso Dlamini, representing the SADC Chairperson, Swazi King Mswati III, Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is the facilitator appointed by the SADC to help resolve the Lesotho political crisis which culminated in this month’s early elections, and SADC Executive Secretary Dr Stergomena Tax.
Dlamini said here over the weekend: We note that indeed there is a need for economic reforms that must be implemented not only in Lesotho but by the whole SADC region in order to improve the lives of our people.
“With gratitude we note the role played by SADC Facilitator Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, and the Christian Council of Lesotho.”
Dlamini congratulate Ramaphosa on his success.
Zambia’s President Lungu said democracy should be made “less expensive”.
Democracy is a very expensive game, but I will leave it up to you the people Lesotho to decide how best to make democracy a bit cheaper so that you can focus resources to develop this country.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK