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benefit from “White Gold”
23 April 2015
new Minister of Water Ralechate ‘Mokose says it is
of paramount importance if Basotho are the ones to
first benefit from a plethora of water sources
locally known as ‘White Gold’.The minister said this
on Wednesday in Maseru when addressing the challenge
of water scarcity and hydroelectric power in the
“The two ministries of Water and Energy have to
navigate ways of getting out of this situation.”
He said he was going to propose US$3.3 million from
the government for the 2015/16 financial year that
would all be used to avail water to most Basotho.
‘Mokose said it was a practice uncalled for to see
Basotho thirsty and yet Lesotho is blessed with lots
of water that could be used for domestic, industrial
or irrigation purposes.
He said despite the giant project of the Lesotho
Highlands Water Commission, Lesotho has some water
sources that through technical expertise could be
able to reach every Mosotho all over the country.
The Minister said they are planning to call experts
from Swaziland to show them how they draw water from
their rivers to implement various projects in their
Lesotho is currently exporting large volumes of
water to the neighbouring South Africa where it
earns millions of dollars on a monthly basis.
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