ABC goes digital
. . . as record crowd attends party’s star rally at Setsoto Stadiumdium
ALL Basotho Convention ( ABC) leader Thomas Thabane says his party is committed to developing the country’s technology and ensuring it progresses from its least-developed status.
The prime minister, who made the remarks as he launched the ABC’S manifesto and website during a mega-rally held at Setsoto Stadium on Sunday, added that with advanced Information Technology (IT), government stood a better chance of empowering its people.
In addition to launching the website, Dr Thabane also unveiled a new mobile-phone specially designed for the ABC.
The initiative is in partnership with Econet Telecom Lesotho, and seeks to enhance communication between party members, the ABC leader told the rally.
Dr Thabane further said the innovation would help the party in its campaign for the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Basotho choose a new government on 28 February following last year’s collapse of Dr Thabane’s tripartite administration, which came to power in June 2012.
Sharp differences between Dr Thabane and Lesotho Congress for Democracy ( LCD) leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, over the premier’s alleged failure to consult his fellow principals when making crucial decisions, resulted in a complete breakdown of the alliance, which also included
the Basotho National Party (BNP) led by Thesele ‘Maseribane. The Southern African Development
Community (SADC), through South Africa’s Deputy Prime Minister Cyril Ramaphosa, then bro-
kered a deal for an early election, which Dr Thabane on Sunday said he was confident of winning with