PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT Launch, Fun walk and Gala dinner 14/04/21

On the 4th June, 2021 The Ministry of Tourism, Environment and ry of
under the Department of Environment in collaboration with UNDP orgarnised plastic waste management fun
from Makoanyane Square to walk Ground to mark the launch of the 
Plastic Waste Management Campaign fun walk was sponsored by the Theand the purpose of the campaign UNDPreuse, repurpose and recycle gn is toThe campaign commenced in February 2021 and will last up to December 2021. NOTE COrrecyudjhfgfkv 

Present at the launch was the former Minister of Tourism, Honourable Lekhetho Rakuoane and the former Minister of Local government Honourable Samuel Rapapa. In his speech, Honourable Rakuoane outlined a few points which include the cleanest town competition under the “Operation Hloekisa Lesotho” campaign, the Waste Management Bill as well as the Waste Management Regulations. Honourable Rapapa on the other hand emphasized some hazards that afect animals and people due plastic waste especially in oceans and water resources at large.
Maseru is the first district to commence with the campaign with other districts such as Mafeteng, Berea, Leribe and Butha Buthe. 

The launch was concluded with a Gala dinner at Avani Lesotho with speeches by Mrs. Nthabeleng Ntsasa from Maseru City Council, Mrs. Betty Wabunoha UNDP, Mrs. Nonkululeko Zali Local government, Mrs. Nessie Galakai UNDP and Mrs Moleboheng Petlane from the Department of Environment. In closing, the sponsors of Operation Hloekisa Lesotho were given certifcates of Appreciation.

HARD WORK PAYS OFF As students reap rewards 10/06/2021

The Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture through the Department of Environment in collaboration with Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) hosted a student competition on the Ultimate Radio about PCB oil (Polychlorinated biphenyls.) which are described as a group of manmade chemicals that have been used in electrical equipment such transformers which have proved to be hazardous to both human health and the environment. The winners were invited to an award giving ceremony at the Lesotho National Convention Centre on the 10th June 2021 and there was a total of seven students from Maseru and two from Butha Buthe who were each awarded
tablets that would assist them in their schoolwork. Present
at the ceremony was Honourable Ntlhoi Motsamai who is the Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture, the Principal secretary of the Ministry Ms Moliehi Moejane was well as Senoir Officers from the the Ministry to mention a few.

A few congratulatory speeches and remarks were made to the students by Mrs Matseliso Moremoholo on behalf of LEC’s Managing Director, Ministry of Education’s Principal Secretary Mr Lira Khama and Dr. Kuebu Khalema who represented the Africa Institute.
“05th June is celebrated throughout the world as World Envieronment Day, it was first observed in 1979 under the theme “One Earth” and this year’s theme is“Ecosystem restoration”, said Ms Ntemohi Maji who is the Mininstry’s Outreach Officer.