Ministry of Public Works and Transport (Lesotho)
To place within reasonable reach of every Mosotho and resident of Lesotho, the safest and most appropriate transport and public building infrastructure and services that enhances socio-economic growth.
To have a safe, efficient, effective and well developed transport system and build environment that promotes economic growth and reduces poverty.
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport was established for the purposes of facilitating the implementation of the Lesotho’s policies, in so far as the transport, Government buildings and construction industries that can contribute towards the fulfilment of such policies, through the development and provision of appropriate infrastructure and services to develop:
Human resources especially the provision of education, social services and health care to all people.
Priority economic sectors including trade, industry, tourism, agriculture and mining.
In order to accomplish its Mandate, the Ministry has five departments being Administration, Building Design Services, Department of Civil Aviation, Department of Traffic and Transport and Road Safety Department and three agencies. Administration department is responsible for coordination of Ministry’s activities. It is composed of Administration, Finance, Legal, Procurement, Human Resources, Planning Unit, Examinations, Information and Internal Audit sections.
The mandate of the Department of Building Design Services with the section of Buildings Maintenance is to provide high quality housing, both office and residential for the government and proper maintenance of government building stock and furniture. Some of its main objectives are to establish and maintain an appropriate institutional and legal framework in order to effectively monitor and regulate building construction industry and to set standards and guidelines for building construction industry in order to ensure high quality services in the construction and maintenance of government building infrastructure.
The mandate of the Department of Civil Aviation with the section of Moshoeshoe 1 International Airport (MIA) is to ensure safety of civil air navigation, to develop and operate a national civil air infrastructure and services, upholding in all activities, sound practices and international standards applicable to civil aviation.See more