Quo vadis Lesotho
“THIS is our finest hour!” These magical words were uttered by then British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill when his country was under siege from severe aerial German bombardment during World War Two.
The British were united in the quest for peace and survival. The people did not succumb, but rose into a new verve. Britain survived.
Leading a nation in the path of reform and a new era takes guts, sincerity and resilience, grit and mettle.
It takes more than party ideology to bring about the survival of a nation. There are many events and episodes that drive a people to need one another as never before.
Basotho, irrespective of education, party political allegiance and creed, have become more sophisticated. People want to see visible change and tangible gains.
Corruption in many African countries has been the major hindrance of social and economic development.
It has increased poverty and in many instances has been the number impediment to democracy, justice and the rule of law.
Much more can be ascribed to corruption. The nation’s patience for life — supporting needs is overdue.
It is a fact that there is an almost tangible paradigm shift in the mind of the ordinary electorate.
People need bold and sincere leadership which will touch real issues to give the nation necessary hope towards modernity through real — politicking, and many political parties will be made insignificant.
Advanced nations have since realised that even a tolerable number of political parties has become a liability.
Popular political parties in some countries fail to obtain a majority to form a government. Lesotho must take courage in all aspects and view every national threat positively; albeit with great caution.
A true captain steers and commands his ship through a dangerous tempest. He cannot change the direction of the wind but will always adjust his sails to reach his destination. The nation needs such leadership. Can we bring about this change? Yes, we can!
Many governments and civilizations have also been architects of their downfall and demise. Many African nations are no exception.
Can we afford to repeat the mistakes of the past and expect different results? Much more will follow in detail to provoke response.
As the nation is moving to the elections, we need to pause and ask: Quo Vadis (Where are you going Lesotho)?
May God save the King and the nation