Nov 11, 2022…Five days after the inception of the new coalition government, the Minister of Information, Communications, Science, Technology, and Innovation (ICSTI) Honourable Nthati Moorosi reacted to civil society’s concerns regarding the encoding of messages for broadcasting purposes, particularly at Lesotho Television.
She agreed with civil society that there is a need to expand programming as to cater, broadcast, and promote local talent. Additionally, she said it is her wish to build an extension of programs that will offer more platforms to enhance a wider broadcast on National Television.
She further said ensuring that there is a broader program to offer entertainment, sports, and healing to the nation should also be at the forefront as such is an aspiration of the society. “The nation has undergone various challenges that cannot be dismissed, and for us to move together in solidarity we need programs that offer counsel amongst others,” she said.
She also talked about the need to beef up the National Contact Centre (NCC) so that responses about the nation’s concerns, questions, and queries regarding services offered by Ministries and Parastatals are given on time.
Ms. Moorosi is one of the few women ministers to lead the communication industry after Dr. Mamphono Khaketla. In these five days, she has already met with ICSTI management to get an insight into each department.
She was born and bred in Mazenod, Maseru. She is a Consultant – communications and stakeholder engagement expert. She has been a media Lecturer at IEMS. She is an experienced director of corporate affairs with a history of working in the public relations and communications industry namely: NUL, UNDP, Millennium Challenge Account, and Maluti Mountain Brewing Company to mention but a few.
Strategic planning, event management, editing, and public speaking are some of her areas of interest. She is also a strong business development professional with a master's degree focused in cultural and media studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.