The Implementing Partners (IPs) on the first phase of the
Global Fund Round 8 project took a giant step in commitment
to commence their projects by signing the contracts in an
event organized by the Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN) as the
principal recipient of the landmark grant intended to assist
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in their various areas
of development chief among them being stepping up the fight
Mrs. ‘Mabulara Tsuene, shaking hand with the LYFE
representative Mr. Ntsekhe Tlaba on the occasion of
the signing of the contracts between the IPs and LCN
Present at the contracting occasion that happened this week
(3rd November 2010) were CARE Lesotho, coming to work in the
area of Commercial Sex Workers, FIDA in the area of Legal
and Ethical Challenges in HIV, LNFOD in Situational Analysis
Among People with Disabilities and the Lesotho Youth
Federation (LYFE) look into the issue of Youth Ambassadors.
Speaking to the attending NGOs the LCN Executive Director
Mrs. ‘Mabulara Tšuene, implored the IPs to be as much
effective and efficient as possible in implementing the
project in their various areas not only because the project
is performance based hence able to qualify for the next
phase, but also that the advancement of Basotho lives depend
on the effective implementation of this first phase.
“You are therefore inevitably tasked with critical
responsibility to make sure that you utilize the funds
efficiently and effectively as you endeavour to make a
change within the communities you serve. The fact that this
grant is performance based requires us to be highly prudent
as we discharge our duties because the next phase really
depends on it,” She said.
In re-affirming their commitment to the project Mr. Sello
Thulo, CARE Lesotho, Programme Director on behalf of the IPs
indicated that IPs will work hard to make the project a
shining success. “We are indeed committing to work hard in
assisting the Council (LCN) to see the project through.
Those of us present here must take this opportunity with our
utmost earnest because we are one of the chosen few. There
are many NGOs that really wish to be in our position but are
not, so let us use this opportunity profitably,” he said.
Mr. Thulo further reiterated that as IPs they are looking
forward to the support of LCN throughout the project and
promised that they all want to be in good standing by the
time LCN undertakes both the monitoring and evaluation of
the project to qualify for the next phase.
LCN has entered into a two year contract with The Global
Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria- GFATM for
Stepping Universal Access for a Multi Sectoral Partnerships
Response to HIV at the community level. This is a five year
project implemented in two phases of 2and 3 years