Our constitution should reign supreme
IN response to “MPS in bitter row over poll pact” ( Lesotho Times, October 30), unlike the current situation where absolute power is vested in a single person over and above the entire nation, I want to concur with the view that constitutional powers must be limited to institutional bodies such as parliament, cabinet, the senate and state council.
Despite the conventions that we have ratified as a country, the United Nations, African Union and the Southern African Development Community must come to terms with the fact that Lesotho is an independent country and must be treated as such.
Nothing will ever supersede our constitution or powers that our parliamentarians have in running the affairs of this country.
We really need to have a very robust constitutional debate and reforms not because South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa or New Zealand feel like it but because Lesotho and Basotho need them.