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Migrant workers’ rights on spotlight

2 MinisterofHomeAffairsLekhethoRakuoaneMaseru-The Ministry of Law, in partnership with the Ministry of Home affairs along with relevant stakeholders, held a seminar on Wednesday where they discussed the recommendations from the United Nations about the rights of migrant workers living in Lesotho.

This follows the submission of a report on the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers (CMW) and members of their family.

The recommendations are generally around migrant’s non-discrimination, right to effective remedies, social security, education, children left behind as well as being against labour exploitation and other forms of ill-treatment. The recommendations also covered the legal frameworks, policies and strategies and the dissemination of the CMW.

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Grandmothers’ conference officiated

1. Grandmothers doing the mokhibo danceLeribe-Deputy Private Secretary of Social Development, Khoboso Molungoa on behalf of the minster, officially opened grandmothers’ conference that was organized by Help Lesotho at Leribe, Hlotse last Tuesday.

The comference was for Leribe, Butha- Buthe and Thaba-Tseka grandmothers.

When speaking, Molungoa said majority of organizations volunteer to help the nation excluding elderly people but Help Lesotho has taken a step in helping grandmothers since they are important community members. She said grandmothers take a huge responsibility of looking after their grandchildren who grow to be the future leaders of the country.

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