Lebohang Ramohlanka

In July of 2020, Lebohang Ramohlanka was sworn in as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament in Lesotho. She brings considerable experience to the post having previously served as Clerk to the National Assembly from 2007 to 2012.  In that role she was the Chief Accounting Officer and also acted as the Chief Advisor on Practice and Procedure. 


At her swearing in she said “I am most humbled to stand before you today to make these remarks in acceptance of the huge honour that has just been bestowed on me… As some houourable members might recall, I have served before as Clerk.  I am therefore fully aware of the responsibilities that come with this position while I am also aware of some of the challenges facing this house.”


Her recent work was with the National Dialogue Planning Committee (NDPC) as a member. In her remarks upon becoming Deputy Speaker she vowed to use her position to help expedite the implementation of reforms as articulated by the wishes of the Basotho during the NDPC national and diaspora consultations.


From 2015 to 2017 Ms. Ramohlanka served as the Government Secretary - the first female to occupy that post.


Earlier she was the District Administrator for Mafeteng district from 2005 – 2007. Her responsibilities included serving of the chief representative of government for the district, acting as administrator and being the liaison between the central government, the chiefs and local government structures.


From 2000 to 2005 Ms. Ramohlanka was Lesotho’s High Commissioner in the UK, based in London. In that role she was responsible for promoting and reinforcing healthy bilateral relations and cooperation between the Kingdom of Lesotho and the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal and Jamaica.  As High Commissioner she presented her credentials to Queen Elizabeth (right).   


Note that she is the second CIE graduate to serve as Lesotho’s High Commissioner in London.  Earlier the same post was held by Ken Tsekoa. [1-21]


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