Lesotho’s stagnant economic growth, political instability, social corruption and appalling state of unemployment are signs of the wide-spread poverty that has plagued the country since her independence from Great Britain in 1966. This situation has remained a national challenge becoming even more critical in 2012, when, after the historic elections, the government was led by losing parties. Whenever corruption becomes common-place in the public service, when citizens are denied participatory rights and anti-corruption policies and accountability mechanisms fail, it is the masses that suffer the most.

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