Poor in­fra­struc­ture riles vil­lagers

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made plans but the chal­lenge was im­ple­men­ta­tion. But the one party that is go­ing to do the im­ple­men­ta­tion is MEC.”

“We are go­ing to show them that those fields that were iden­ti­fied and were handed over to the gov­ern­ment to build fac­to­ries for wash­ing and pro­cess­ing mo­hair will be used for that pur­pose.”

He said they would en­gage the own­ers of the land that had been ear­marked for the con­struc­tion of the fac­to­ries or even move to Mokhot­long if there were se­ri­ous chal­lenges.the MEC leader de­scribed Butha-buthe as a district rich in min­er­als and suit­able for agri­cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties which could drive eco­nomic growth.

This district is rich in di­a­monds. The Min­istry of Min­ing is­sued di­a­mond min­ing li­cences with a time frame for op­er­a­tions but up to now there is noth­ing that has been done.”

“Ours is to boost the coun­try’s eco­nomic growth and our plan is to use ev­ery re­source that we have to cre­ate jobs. There- fore, we will go and mine even with spades for the econ­omy to grow.”

He out­lined plans to tap into the district’s po­ten­tial for big busi­ness in the wool and mo­hair in­dus­tries, say­ing the coun­try could yield huge ex­port re­turns through ben­e­fi­ci­a­tion.

He said ben­e­fi­ci­a­tion could be achieved through set­ting up plants for the wash­ing and pro­cess­ing of mo­hair.

Mr Mo­choboroane said they also planned to in­crease agri­cul­tural out­put through wa­ter har­vest­ing and green house tech­niques to mit­i­gate the ef­fects of droughts caused by cli­mate change. He also high­lighted the need to re­vamp the ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum to adapt to the times and pro­duce en­trepreneurs who would cre­ate jobs rather than seek em­ploy­ment. He said he was well aware that such ideas were not unique to his party, adding how­ever, it was ac­tual im­ple­men­ta­tion that would set apart a MEC gov­ern­ment from its pre­de­ces­sors.

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