The Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro, Minister of Local Government Lehlohonolo Moramotse and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Matsepo Ramakoae graced the launching of the Ratjomose to Matamong road with their presence this week.
Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister who is also Member of Parliament for the Thetsane constituency within which the road falls, indicated that Thetsane is a place deep within the Maseru city hence should reflect the elements of a city like having good roads.
He pointed out that the road would come in handy in the relieving of traffic to the Thetsane Kofi Annan road which serves mainly the Thetsane industrial area. He said the new road would serve as a bypass for people heading to Masowe and Ha Tikoe.
Meanwhile, the Premier lauded the ministers for leaving their comfortable offices and going out where the work is done, adding that if the trend is continued, then the public would enjoy deserved good quality service delivery.
For her part, Maseru Major Nthabeleng NtÅ¡asa, indicated that Maseru as the countryâ€™s capital deserves to have good roads allover.
She further thanked the Prime Minister and the Minister of Local government for the initiative to develop Maseru.
The Minister of Local Government Lehlohonolo Moramotse said the road launch marks the beginning of the development of the city of Maseru.
He said Thetsane Industrial Area has to have lots of good roads in order to develop the livelihoods of its residents.
Speaking on behalf of Thetsane community Chief Leaba Thetsane said they waited for a long time for that day, adding that absence of good roads as well as street lights had for a long time been negatively affecting their lives as crime has also escalated.
â€œThe issue of crime is evolving in our village due to darkness. We are asking for the lights within our village,â€ he said.
He also explained that people living in Thetsane and those who are working there face a challenge when they have to address matters to the police station since there is only one police station and that affects the services.
â€œThetsane is now a big place with a huge number of people living in this place, having one police post is not working in our favor,â€ he bemoaned.