Windhoek, Oct. 27 – President Hage Geingob, has sent a congratulatory message to Sam Ntsokoane Matekane, Prime
Minister-elect and the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on forming a new government following peaceful general elections held on 7 October 2022.
In his message, Geingob said: “On behalf of the government of the Republic of Namibia and the Southern African
Development Community Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, of which I am the chair, I wish to extend to His Majesty King Letsie III, the government and the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho, fraternal and warm congratulations on their election of a new government and a new prime minister, H.E. Sam Ntsokoane Matekane.
“Therefore, consistent with their processes, systems and institutions, the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho have commendably expressed their sovereign will through the ballot box by electing leaders who will lead the nation towards greater stability and economic heights.
“I am pleased to note that the peaceful elections which took place in the Kingdom of Lesotho are a clearer testimony of respect for democratic elections through established legal procedures and processes in the country, including SADC guidelines. I commend His Majesty King Letsie III, political parties and all the stakeholders for advancing the
interests of the Basotho nation.
“I look forward to working closely with Prime Minister-elect Sam Ntsokoane Matekane to strengthen our bilateral cooperation as well as advance our regional development agenda, in order to uplift the living standards of our people and countries.”
Geingob has been invited to attend the inauguration of Matekane on Friday morning in Maseru, Lesotho.