Teach­ers call on min­istry to ad­dress griev­ances

Lesotho Times - - News - Lim­phosello

The Le­sotho Teach­ers Trade Union (LTTU) has urged the Min­istry of ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing to ur­gently ad­dress their griev­ances which they say the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment failed to re­solve.

In let­ters con­grat­u­lat­ing Ma­hali Phamotse and Tha­bang Kholumo who were ap­pointed ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing min­is­ter and deputy min­is­ter re­spec­tively by Prime Min­is­ter Pakalitha Mo­sisili on 31 March 2015, LTTU Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Vuyani Ty­hali im­plored the duo to ex­pe­di­tiously ad­dress their con­cerns.

Ac­cord­ing to Mr Ty­hali, since the pre­vi­ous min­is­ter Mak­a­belo Mosothoane and her deputy Lite­boho Kompi had failed to de­liver, they saw it nec­es­sary to re­mind the new min­is­ters“of their re­spon­si­bil­ity while in that of­fice”.

In the cor­re­spon­dence ad­dressed to Mr Kholumo, Mr Ty­hali said: “This let­ter serves to congratulate your ex­cel­lency upon your ap­point­ment as a deputy min­is­ter of ed­u­ca­tion.

“It’s also heart­en­ing to congratulate you as one of us who has been trained by this very Union into higher po­si­tions of lead­er­ship.

“As we congratulate you, we re­quest your good of­fice to as­sist th­ese teach­ers you once led as their pres­i­dent to, among other things but not limited to, pro­vide pay slips for the months of Jan­uary to March 2015, timely pay­ment of teach­ers’ benefits who have died or re­tired and con­sider pay­ing teach­ers ac­cord­ing to their ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Speak­ing to the Le­sotho Times this week, Mr Ty­hali said the trade union­was ex­pect­ing to hear from the min­istry on the rea­sons for the de­lay in the is­suance of teach­ers’ pay slips.

he added that while the LTTU had con­grat­u­lated them,they ex­pect­edthe min­is­ters “to work on our is­sues”.

ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter tha­bang Kholumo

Lttu Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Vuyani ty­hali

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