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1. The Right Honourable Dr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili  
The Prime Minister

2. Hon. Mothetjoa Metsing
Deputy Prime Minister

3. Hon. Adv. Lekhetho Rakuoane
Minister of Home Affairs

4. Hon. Moeketse Malebo
Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Correctional Services
5. Hon. Adv. Thulo Mahlakeng
Minister of Labour and Employment

6. Hon. Kimetso Mathaba

Minister of Water Affairs

Minister of Social Development


9. Hon. Dr. 'Mamphono Khaketla
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations

10. Hon. Dr. Pontšo Sekatle
Minister of Local Government and chieftainship Affairs
  12. Hon. 'Marefuoe 'Muso
Minister of Forestry and Land Reclamation
13. Hon. Palo Leteetee
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office
14. Hon. Tšeliso Mokhosi
Minister of Defence and National Security
15. Hon. Tšoeu Mokeretla
Minister of Public Works and Transport
16. Hon. Mahooana Rapitso Khati
Minister of Public Service
17. Hon. Semano Sekatle
Minister of Development Planning
18. Hon. Motlalentoa Letsosa
Minister of Education and Training
19. Hon. Khotso Letsatsi
Minister of of Energy and Metereology
20. Hon. Likeleli Tampane
Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture
21. Hon. Mathibeli Mokhothu
Minister of Gender, Youth and Sports
22. Hon. Tlohang Sekhamane

Minister of Finance
 Small Businesses, Development, Cooperatives and Marketing
24. Hon. Mootsi Lehata
Minister of Law and Constitutional Affairs
25. Hon. Lisemelo 'Mapalesa Mothokho
Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
26. Hon. Dr. 'Molotsi Monyamane
Minister of Health
27. Hon. Joshua Setipa
Minister of Trade and Industry
28. Hon. Lebohang Thotanyana
Minister of Mining
Hon. Phallang Monare
Minister of Police and Public Safety
Deputy Minister of Health
2. 3. 4. Hon. Thabang Kholumo
Deputy Minister of Education and Training
Deputy Minister of Gender, Youth and Sports
6. 7. Hon. Thabang Pheko
Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport


The Cabinet of Ministers consists of the Prime Minister and other Ministers. According to Section 87 of the Constitution of Lesotho, the Cabinet is led by the Prime Minister who is appointed by the King in accordance with the advice of the Council of State. The Prime Minister is a Member of Parliament who commands the confidence of the majority of the Members of the National Assembly.

On the advice of the Prime Minister, the King appoints other Ministers from among Members of Parliament from the National Assembly or Senate to form the Cabinet.

The Cabinet is responsible for all government policies and the day-to-day running of the affairs of the state.

The Cabinet is responsible collectively to Parliament, and comprises the Prime Minister and Ministers who are in charge of various ministries. The Constitution says there should be at least seven Ministers, one of whom shall hold the office of Deputy Prime Minister, as may be established by Parliament or, subject to any provision made by Parliament, by the King, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.

Currently, there are 25 ministries as follows:

  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Communications, Science & Technology
  • Defence and National Security
  • Development Planning
  • Education and Training
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Foreign Affairs and International Relations
  • Forestry and Land Reclamation
  • Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation
  • Health
  • Home Affairs
  • Justice, Human Rights and Correctional Services
  • Labour and Employment
  • Law and Constitutional Affairs
  • Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs
  • Mining
  • Police and Public Safety
  • Public Service
  • Public Works and Transport
  • Small Business Development, Co-operatives and Marketing
  • Social Development
  • Tourism, Environment and Culture
  • Trade and Industry
  • Water Affairs
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