This was said by the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Social Development Mr Mole Kumalo when officially closing the half day Auxiliary role to public authorities meeting held in Maseru Lesotho yesterday.
Mr Kumalo urged Lesotho Red Cross Society to be more visible in the strategic ministries that it wants to work with. For example, Mr. Kumalo said he expects the Society to pay him a visit soon so that he can know more about the activities done by LRCS.
“Arrange to address Parliamentarians through the relevant subommittees, visit our offices, arrange with the Government Secretary to address Principal Secretaries during their meeting, leave your visibility materials in our offices. Just be visible so we don’t forget about you, he added.
He said after hearing what the Red Cross in Lesotho does and the role it plays in assisting government during disasters and Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Health issues like running the four health, centres and cancer screening and the Water and sanitation project Mr. Kumalo said:” I promise you Lesotho Red Cross Society will be in my 2020 budget targeting drivers to be trained in First Aid”
He said making sure drivers in his Ministry have been trained in First Aid will be the first step towards supporting the Society.
The Disaster Management Authority Chief Executive Mr. Haretsebe Mahosi said DMA is already supporting the Society indirectly by making sure that all DMA teams and staff are trained on Basic First Aid.
The Meeting was attended by Members of Parliament, Government Ministries, National Executive Committee members and staff including the