Why His Majesty?
Volume 2 Issue 11
History reveals that success of any developed country get inspiration and direction from its good leadership. It happened in the United States of America when President J.F. Kennedy demanded to the Americans that before the end of the decade of the 1960`s, the Americans must have succeeded to pay a visit to the moon. Today, internet, or satellite technologies are the benefit of that vision.
For those who read, they should remember Paramount Chief Lerotholi`s vision, vision of equipping Basotho with life skills to be competitive and develop their country. It was through those endless efforts that the Lerotholi Polytechnic was found. That then resulted into the Basutoland Construction Company, a Basotho company that erected most of the buildings in Lesotho and railway lines in the Orange Free State.
Therefore in the mist of all spectrums and the entire face of what many call development, it is of paramount importance to involve high profile members of the public to stimulate growth or give direction. This could be achieved through replicating their strategies, inflating motivation to the depressed or misdirected.
Unlike in the past, today when people think of the Royal Family, what clicks into some small minds is Hollywood lifestyle. No! Big no! Our King's lifestyle is different from Hollywood but the same as one enjoyed by his predecessors, but modified. He wakes up very early to check his livestock or fields the same way his ancestors used to live.
As His Majesty celebrates his 48th birthday we as The Silo entourage found it of utmost essentiality to endorse his private efforts as a farmer. It is believed that this effort, shall attract interest in good farming methods to many of our youth entrepreneurs who might have interest in venturing into commercial farming.
The idea of having a glimpse story with His Majesty as a farmer came after our interview with the Acting Principal Chief of Matsieng who also happens to be his uncle, Morena Masupha Seeiso. What touched our minds was the fact that Morena Masupha proudly allotted to this nation that when it comes to farming he is affirmative that in his family the leverage of farming will never fade off because of His Majesty King Letsie III born Mohato Bereng Seeiso and His Royal Highness Morena Seeiso Bereng Seeiso "Tsoanamantata", the King's younger brother. Therefore allow me to inaugurate this Special issue of His Majesty as a "Farmer" by relating how he eventually got hooked to farming.
We conclude by thanking the Office of His Majesty's Private Secretary from making all necessary arrangements for the Silo to meet His Majesty. The Lesotho Defence Force Flying Squad, the stock men, the staff at the Royal Palace in Matsieng and all captains of all the projects that we paid a visit at, during the interview sessions in preparation of this issue.
But far more than anybody we pay our special thanks to His Majesty King Letsie III, for the patience he had in all our interviews, to give us information which we want to believe would inspire many of our people to utilise.
Happy birthday Your Majesty, may God Almighty give you more strength and many more years to give us direction in life.