Mystery surrounds LRA boss’ exit
LAST week’s resignation of Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General Thabo Letjama is shrouded in mystery amid reports he could have clashed with his superiors in government.
Mr Letjama called it quits last Friday, barely two months after his contract was renewed in September. The Lesotho Times understands the LRA boss tendered his resignation after landing a lucrative position at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he would be based in Mauritius.
According to a source, Mr Letjama was under pressure to fulfil the dictates of some senior officials “beyond his mandate as LRA commissioner general”.
Repeated attempts to get a comment from Mr Letjama proved unsuccessful last night as he was not answering his mobile phone. Contacted for comment yesterday, Mr Letjama’s boss, Finance Minister ‘Mamphono Khaketla said she was shocked to learn of the LRA chief’s resignation.
Dr Khaketla, however, denied allegations that relations between her and Mr Letjama were strained, saying she never meddled in the work of the LRA commissioner general.
“If he is going to the IMF as you claim, these allegations that our relations had soured will soon be dispelled since he would now be working closely with my ministry. However, I should repeat that there is no tension between us whatsoever, and I was surprised to be served with his resignation letter,” said Dr Khaketla.