Teachers call on ministry to address grievances
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