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The mandate of the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture is to improve tourism in Lesotho by making Lesotho a tourism destination of choice, through management of environment, conservation and development of cultural heritage and by improving the reading culture amongst locals.


In order to fulfil the requirements of the mandate, MTEC performs the following functions:

  • Promotes and develops tourism as a generator for economic growth;
  • Promotes and manages cultural and natural resources for national development;
  • Promotes reading culture among Basotho;
  • Educates community about importance of tourism, environment and culture;
  • Coordinates implementation of national environmental programmes;