Saying goodbye with style at the office of the Ombudsman


Mrs Makhetha on her Retirement Party

The Office of the Ombudsman bid a farewell to a colleague Mrs. Mamotloang Makhetha who has worked for the Office of the Ombudsman for 20 years as an Accountant and was now going for retirement on the 24th July 2015.

The staff of the Office of the Ombudsman decided to contribute from their own pockets to throw a surprise party for ‘M’e Mamotloang. With the money collected a gift, snacks and refreshments were bought.  On Friday, the 31st July 2015, at lunch time a party was held in the board room to say goodbye to a colleague and a friend.



Human Resourse Officer (Ms Kula) giving Mrs Makhetha Her Present

Speeches were delivered by some of the colleagues, sharing with others her human side as well as her professional persona. Mr. Bulara Letsie the Economic Planner, said even though he had known ‘M’e Mamotloang for a short period of time he has learned a lot from her. He said he will remember that it was always her who would lead the staff in prayer every morning before they could start their work.

Another touching speech was made by Ms. Lebohang Ntoampe (Assistant to the Ombudsman) who has known ‘M’e ‘Mamotloang for a very long time. She said she had known Mrs Makhetha even before they could work together at the Ombudsman’s Office, she said ‘M’e ‘Mamotloang was a people’s person, a dedicated hard worker who was not afraid to face all the challenges at the workplace.

In her vote of thanks the retiree, ‘M’e Mamotloang thanked all the staff for the big surprise party. She said it had been an honour for her to have worked for the Office especially with the staff of its calibre. She said she wishes the Office to grow to become one of the best organisation in the country. She also wished everyone well and said her piece of advice to the staff is that they should never hold grudges because they make a boring working environment. She thanked everyone for the support she had, the opportunities to learn, and the friendship she had during her time at the Office of the Ombudsman.

 In total ‘M’e ‘Mamotloang had worked for the government of Lesotho for various capacities in the finance area, for a total of 34 years.

The Office wishes her Godspeed as she embarks on this phase of her life’s journey.

Office staff

Obudsman Staff celebrating Mrs Makhetha Retirement Party