On April 10th 2015, a coalition of seven parties namely: Democratic
Congress (DC), Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), Marema-Tlou Freedom
Party (MFP), National Independent Party (NIP), Basotho Congress Party
(BCP), Lesotho People's Congress (LPC), Popular Front for Democracy
(PFD) signed a coalition agreement which sets out the operations of
the coalition government.
Coalition Government members of the Kingdom of Lesotho, (DC),(LCD),(MFP),(NIP),(BCP),(LPC),(PFD)
The signing of this document was held at the National Parliament Buildings
in Maseru. Present were all party leaders as well as the ministers. While
presenting the agreement, the Lesotho's Prime Minister of the Kingdom of
Lesotho, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili, said some of the objectives of the agreement
are to restore the national peace and stability, which threatened Lesotho's
development growth and also to address issues of development.
He added that some of the areas of work they want to prioritize include
reducing poverty, creating employment, fostering economic growth and to address
the needs of the vulnerable groups. He said each ministry is tasked to develop
a plan of action that reflects national development plans including the Post
2015 Development Agenda.
In his presentation, he also touched on issues of coalition management where he
said all the parties have agreed to work collaboratively and added that each
partner has access to other ministries and they will receive regular briefings
on matters of interest. He also said that they will convene meetings on a monthly
basis to discuss programmes to implement and check on progress in order to
ensure that all partners are well informed and all the parties are at par
with each other, and they are highly committed.
The agreement is attached below.