Dr Leketekete Victor Ketso
Lesotho Electricity Company
W : www.lec.co.ls
Industry / Sector
Power & Energy
Profile- Dr. Leketekete Ketso
• Currently Member of the Board of Directors at the Lesotho Electricity Company.
• A vast teaching experience, both as Teaching Assistant, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the National University of Lesotho main campus and Institute of Extra Mural Studies Maseru campus, Dalhousie University in Canada and at the African Economic Research Consortium in Nairobi.
• Conducted a number of consultancies for various government Ministries, the United Nations Development Programme, Lesotho Parliament and Tourism Coordinating Unit in Lesotho.
• Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences National University of Lesotho June 1990 to July 1992.
• Member of University Council National University of Lesotho 1990 to 1992.
• Senate Representative of the Board of Finance National University of Lesotho 1991 to 1992.
• Former Member of Senate Lesotho June 1996 to May 1998.
• Former Minister of Finance and Development Planning June 1996 to July 1999.
• Former Member of the National Assembly Lesotho June 1998 to November 2006.
• Chairman of Public Accounts Committee Lesotho Parliament June 2002 to November 2006.
• Former member of Governing Board SADC Organization of Public Account Committees May 2004 to November 2006.
• Former Minister of Trade and Industry October 2010 to May 2012.
• Former Minister of Finance June 2012 to February 2015.
• Participated and presented papers in various Conferences, Seminars and Workshops on developmental issues in the country, in the region and internationally.
• Master of Economics Simon Fraser University in Canada
• PhD in Economics Dalhousie University in Canada.
Lesotho Electricity Company is the electricity utility company 100% owned the Government of Lesotho. It was established in 1969 and is responsible for transmission, distribution and supply of Electricity within Lesotho. LEC has about 230 000 customers and about 550 employees. its peak power was 156 MW in winter of 2017. 66 % of electrical energy is obtained from local generation while 33% is being imported from neighboring countries, namely South Africa and Mozambique.
LEC is a member of South African Power Pool since its establishment in 1995 and participate in trading in the pool.
The company has a challenge of old network which need to be refurbished, expansion of network to facilitate more connections, construction of own generating facilities to reduce import of electricity and is a need to develop skills of its technical staff. Access to finances are the only solution to Lesotho electricity company problems.