By Patrick Soko
President Edgar Lungu has commended the Basotho people for holding a multi-stakeholder national dialogue meeting to help resolve the outstanding political conflicts in the Kingdom.
President Lungu, who is the SADC Chairperson for the Organ on Politics Defence, and Security Cooperation, said he was pleased that various stakeholders from government, political parties, women, youths, church and civil society had gathered to discuss the future of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Speaking on behalf of President Lungu, Ambassador Emmanuel Mwamba said SADC was hopeful the multi-stakeholder national dialogue would spark the necessary constitutional, political, civil, and judicial and security reforms that would transform Lesotho into a stable, peaceful and prosperous nation that the Basotho desired.
The multi-stakeholder national dialogue forum was officially opened by His Majesty, King Letsie III.
Lesotho was plunged into instability when two defence commanders were killed in 2015 and 2017.
SADC sent into the Kingdom of Lesotho the SADC Preventive Mission in Lesotho (SAPMIL) to restore order and security.
The dialogue is designed to begin the process of implementing reforms and draw consensus on the roadmap.