Maseru, 08 February, 2020 / 5:29 am (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Lesotho have raised concerns over the poor service delivery in their country, a situation they consider “a threat to society.”
“We are deeply disturbed by the demand for services that is fueled by conflict and the need for stability within government. This is a threat to society and undermines the already fragile economy,” the Bishops have stated in their collective statement issued at the end of their five-day Plenary Assembly that concluded February 6.
“We reiterate: we are concerned about the collapse of services in many government departments and public service centers,” the members of Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference (LCBC) have stressed in their statement obtained by ACI Africa.
In the two-page collective statement, the Shepherds of the people of God in the landlocked country have called on those in charge of the country's leadership to “be mindful of the harm” they are inflicting on the Basotho people.
Meanwhile, during their plenary sessions at St. Elizabeth's residence, Sekamaneng, the Prelates also commended the move by the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Tom Thabane, to willingly step down from power.