The Lesotho National Migration Development Policy will serve as a foundation for the necessary regulatory framework.
This, the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Motlalentoa Letsosa said at the launch of the Lesotho National Migration Development Policy held at the ministry’s premises in Maseru.
Mr. Letsosa said the policy was developed with the help of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other development partners.
“With close consultation with the International Organization for Migration, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Lesotho National Consultative Committee on Migration and Development (NCC), which is an inter-ministerial and multi-sectorial body that has an advisory role to government in all aspects of migration issues, the policy was developed,” Mr. Letsosa said.
The Minister said the policy aims at providing both a basis and direction for the intelligible and connecting of migration for development in Lesotho, adding that it will address the migration and development policy gap by providing a framework for action at the national level.
In conclusion, he thanked IOM and AUC for their unwavering support to the government of Lesotho as they are the financial supporters of the policy formulation.