Hard Work Pays Off

Students Reap Rewards

The Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture through the Department of Environment in collabora- tion with Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) hosted a student competition on the Ultimate Radio about PCB oil (Polychlorinated biphenyls) which are described as a group of manmade chemicals that have been used in electrical equipment such transformers which have proved to be hazardous to both human health and the environment.

Location: Maseru, Lesotho
Keywords: "Education and awareness" " Stakeholder involvement"

The winners were invited to an award giving ceremony at the Lesotho National Convention Centre on the 10th June 2021 and there was a total of seven students from Maseru and two from Butha Buthe who each were awarded tablets that would assist them in their school- work. Present at the ceremony was Honourable Ntlhoi Motsamai who is the Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture, the Principal secretary of the Ministry Ms Moliehi Moejane as well as Senior Officers from the Ministry to mention a few.


A few congratulatory speeches and remarks were made to the students by Mrs Matseliso Moremoholo on behalf of LEC’s Managing Director, Ministry of Education’s Prin- cipal Secretary Mr Lira Khama and Dr. Kuebu Khalema who represented the Africa Institute. “05th June is cele- brated throughout the world as World Environment Day, it was first observed in 1979 under the theme “One Earth” and this year’s theme is “Ecosystem restoration”, said Ms Ntemohi Maji who is the Ministry’s Outreach Officer.The Honourable Minister commenced her speech by giving special thanks to the Ministry of Energy and Meteorology as well as the Ministry of Education for taking part throughout the competition. She also thanked the ultimate Radio for making the campaign a success. In conclusion, one of the students gave thanks on behalf of all students and made a promise to always conserve the environment.