Lesotho premier leaves
by Journal Chrétien
Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili left the country on Thursday to attend Friday’s Commonwealth Heads of State and Government (CHOGM) summit being held in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, where he will join leaders from other Commonwealth nations for the biannual meeting.
The three-day meeting provides a forum for the leaders to discuss global and Commonwealth issues before agreeing on collective initiatives and policies.
Lesotho’s advance delegation arrived in Kampala on Wednesday, led by foreign and international relations minister Mohlabi Tsekoa, government secretary Tlohang Sekhamane and the foreign affairs principal secretary Tebello Metsing.
The theme for this year’s meeting is “Transforming Commonwealth societies, changing lives”. The meeting was preceded by a youth, business and people’s fora, and a foreign ministers’ meeting, which drafted the agenda for the summit’s discussions.
Ugandan leader President Yoweri Museveni will chair the summit to be graced by the presence of the Head of Commonwealth, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.