Many studies continue
to show that the rural, disadvantaged groups endure common
development challenges in Africa and in all other developing
countries. Lesotho is no exception to this challenge. The
challenges of the rural disadvantaged High unemployment
rates, Over reliance on subsistence agriculture activities
yet declining agricultural outputs – unfavourable climatic
conditions, Poor physical infrastructural services and very
limited access to social services – healthcare, clean water
and sanitation, therefore, rampant poverty and hunger.
The writings further show that a reliable tool and methodology
to address peoples chaos is to allow people take a centre stage
on how their challenges are to be addressed. As a starting point
people participation in policies and or laws that affect them is
of critical importance. It is when development practitioners know
and understand the will of the people that development agenda can
be an informed one as opposed to a perceived one. It is on the
basis of the same understanding that LCN intended to increase
public awareness and participation thorough a project called
Public Participation & NSAs Capacity Building for Development
through the support of EU. In order to carry out this noble
initiative, it is imperative to conduct an assessment aimed
at getting baseline information to inform implementation.
This analysis is looking as to whether the budget
responds to the needs of the populace, does it address the
poverty trappings of the society.
The activity is a pre-requisite for the Public Participation & NSA
Capacity Building Project. It is part of the project deliverable
and as a result it should be done before major activities could
be performed within the life time of the project. It is also
imperative to include associates in the execution of the project.
The geographical coverage of the project required a number of
officers to accomplish the task.
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Ms.Mothabeng 'Malilemo, LCN representative from LEJAC between two DRUNK(cave) Members(left) in Quthing. Mr Masike Sesale from LCN together with a very powerful women in bussiness Mrs.Manthuseng holding awards(right) in Qacha
Ms.Ramajoe Pulane and Mr.Nkhahle Malimatle from LCN together with Mr.Thamae, Mr.Thabo, Mr.Ramoshabe, Mrs.Mabakoena, Mr.Malekhooana and Mrs.Matlotlisang in Mafeteng. Kobo ea mobu, Mobu ke khauta,Lijo ke bophelo and Its'ebeletseng Masemouse Members in Mafeteng as well