Limkok­wing stu­dents in­tern at LNDC

Lesotho Times - - News - ’Man­toetse Maama

THE Le­sotho Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (LNDC) will host 48 Pub­lic Re­la­tions stu­dents from Limkok­wing Univer­sity of Cre­ative Tech­nol­ogy (LUCT) next year un­der an in­tern­ship pro­gramme aimed at equip­ping the learn­ers with work­place ex­pe­ri­ence.

The learn­ers vis­ited the LNDC of­fices on Mon­day this week to learn more about the or­gan­i­sa­tion, which is wholly owned by the gov­ern­ment and man­dated with pro­mot­ing Le­sotho as an at­trac­tive in­vest­ment lo­ca­tion for both for­eign and in­dige­nous en­trepreneurs.

LUCT has a pro­gramme called “In­dusity” — a word coined from in­dus­try and univer­sity — un­der which stu­dents are ex­posed to a work­place and cor­po­rate en­vi­ron­ment and cul­ture.

LNDC Head of Plan­ning, Re­search and In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment, Mote­bang Mokoaleli, wel­comed the stu­dents to the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s head of­fice in Maseru and ex­plained the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the cor­po­ra­tion and the univer­sity, and what the in­tern­ship seeks to achieve.

“I un­der­stand you will be on an in­tern­ship pro­gramme in 2015, which will al­low you to do prac­ti­cals of the the­o­ret­i­cal work you have learned at the univer­sity. The man­date of the Cor­po­ra­tion is to ini­ti­ate, pro­mote and fa­cil­i­tate the de­vel­op­ment of man­u­fac­tur­ing and pro­cess­ing in­dus­tries, min­ing and com- merce in a man­ner cal­cu­lated to raise the level of in­come and em­ploy­ment in Le­sotho,” Mr Mokoaleli said.

“LNDC is the main paras­tatal of the Gov­ern­ment of Le­sotho charged with the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the coun­try’s in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment poli­cies. We have to have a pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer (PRO) who in­flu­ences pub­lic opin­ion and also pro­vides the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s in­for­ma­tion to the pub­lic.

“We are an in­sti­tu­tion that de­liv­ers bet­ter ser­vices to Ba­sotho in or­der to be­come a bet­ter coun­try and hope you will learn to do so and de­liver the best in the cor­po­rate world.”

Liepollo Mak­aba, who spoke on be­half of the stu­dents, said the in­tern­ship pro­gramme would be im­mensely ben­e­fi­cial to their bud­ding ca­reers.

“We be­lieve that the pro­gramme will be ben­e­fi­cial for our ca­reers and hope to gain more in­for­ma­tion that will be use­ful in the cor­po­rate world,” Ms Mak­aba said.

“We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the op­por­tu­nity that LNDC has of­fered us. Even though it’s our first day here it feels like our sec­ond home al­ready.”

LNDC Head of Plan­ning, Re­search and In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment, Mote­bang Mokoaleli

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Lesotho

© PressReader. All rights reserved.