Dr. Leketekete Victor Ketso
Date of Birth: October 28, 1950
Place of Birth: Leribe
Marital Status: Married with Three (3) children
(ECON) - National University of Lesotho (NUL), 1976.
Double Major in Economics and Political Science.
- Simon Fraser University (S.F.U), 1979. A major in
Labour Economics and a minor in Regional Economics.
(ECON) - Dalhousie University, 1988. A major in
Labour Economics and a Minor in Regional
of Trade and Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing –
13th October to 30th May, 2012
Senate, Lesotho, 16th September, 2010 to 30th May,
the Governing Board, SADC Organisation of Public
Accounts Committees (SADCOPAC), May 2004 – November
of the Public Accounts Committee, Lesotho
Parliament, June 2002 – November, 2006.
the National Assembly, Lesotho, June 1998 – November
Senate, Lesotho, June 1996 – May 1998.
of Finance and Development Planning, Lesotho, June
Representatives, Board of Finance, NUL, September
1991 – August, 1992.
Council, NUL 1990 – July 1992.
Faculty of Social Sciences, NUL, June 1990 – July,
Head of the Department of Economics, NUL, August –
Chairman of the Academic Staff Association at NUL,
President of Lesotho University Students Association
(LUSA), 1974/75, President of LUSA, May-December,
Conference of the Canadian Association of African
Studies, University of Guelph, May 1980, Paper
presented: “Labour Migration and Economic Development in
Conference of the Canadian Association of African
Studies, University of Manitoba, May 1987. Paper
Presented: Unemployment Crisis in Lesotho: What are the
Seminar, Centre for African Studies, Dalhousie
University, April 1988. Paper Presented: “The Economic
History of Lesotho.
Conference on Post-Apartheid South Africa and its
neighbours by Department of Political Science, NUL,
Maseru, July 1990. Paper presented: “Basotho Migration
in Post Apartheid South Africa”.
Seminar on Lesotho Income Taxation by Centre for
Accounting Studies, Maseru 1990. Paper presented: “The
Economic Impact of the 1981 Income Tax Law in Lesotho”.
Seminar on the Informal Sector by SAPES/ILO, Harare,
April 1991, Paper Presented: “The Informal Sector in
Workshop by Lesotho Hotels and Hospitality Association,
Maseru, June 1993, Paper Presented: “The Economics of
Tourism in Lesotho.
ISAS Conference on the Role of the Informal Sector in
National Development, Maseru, January, 1993, Paper
Presented: “The Informal Sector and Employment Prospects
Seminar on Parliamentary Performance and Development by
SADC Parliamentary Forum, Maseru, October, 2003, Paper
Presented: “The Role of the Budget in Lesotho”.
Conference by SADC Organisation of Supreme Audit
Institutions, Cape Town, April 2005. Paper Presented:
“The Public Accounts Committee in Lesotho: Its Mandate.
Functions and Powers”.
Conference of the East and Southern African Association
of Accountants General (ESAAG), Maseru, February, 2006.
Paper Presented: “The Public Sector Financial Management
Reforms in Lesotho and The Challenges they Pose for the
Public Accounts Committee”.
Workshop for members of Parliament, Lesotho February 9
-19, 2010 Papers.Presented: “Budget classification and
structures.”“Budget Evaluation and Analysis”.
Finally, as a Minister of Finance and Development
Planning, I attended and presented country reports in
numerous international conferences/workshops and
meetings on sound financial management, trade relations,
democracy and good governance. I also led many country
delegations to SADC, ADB, World Bank, IMF, ACP-EU, WTO
and Commonwealth Finance Ministers meetings.
Equally, as a Chairman of Lesotho Parliament’s Public
Accounts Committee, I attended and made presentation in
many conference of Public Accounts Committees in the
SADC Region. These would include, for example,
meetings/conferences of South Africa’s Association of
Public Accounts Committees (APAC) and those of SADCOPAC.
“Economics as a Science” in M. Tuoane (ed.), Elements of
Economics, Morija Printing Press. 1980.
“Lesotho: The role of Agriculture and Migration”, in Z.A.
Konczacki et al (eds), studies in the Economic History
of Southern Africa, London, Frankcass, 1991.
“Lesotho’s Labour Migration in Post-Apartheid South
Africa: Options and Constraints in S. Santho and M.
Sejanamane (eds.), Southern Africa after apartheid;
prospects for the inner periphery in the 1990’s. SAPES
Ph.D Thesis – Work and the Welfare Costs of
Tourism Development Strategy within SADC, for the
Tourism Coordinating Unit in Lesotho, September to
November, 1990, with J. Muwamba and D. Kaufman.
UNDP’s 5th Country Plan for Lesotho, Resource Person,
The Employment Challenge and Labour Market Trends in
Lesotho, for the Ministry of Public Service, Lesotho,
Lesotho’s Employment Challenge: Labour Utilization and
Associated Problems, for UNDP, July, 1991.
The Strategy for Employment/Income Generation in
Lesotho, for UNDP, April, 1994.Arbitration of the
Unsettled Dispute between Security Lesotho and Its
Employees, Department of Labour, Lesotho, August, 1995.
Training workshop on Budget preparation and Analysis,
for Lesotho Parliamentary Committee on economy and
Development, May – June 2009.
On “Review of the Petroleum Products Levies”, for the
Department of Energy, Ministry of Natural Resources,
Lesotho with KKM and Associates.
Assistant (N.U.L), 1976-1977, Teaching Assistant (S.F.U.),
Fall 1978 and Spring 1979,
July 1979 – July 1983. Taught Principles of
Economics, Micro and Macro-Economics,
Development and Labour Economics;
Assistant, Dalhousie University, January – April
Dalhousie University, September – December 1988,
Taught Principles of Economics;
N.U.L., 1989 – 1996. Taught Micro and
Macro-Economics, Econometrics, Regional Development
and Labour Economics;
AERC MSc Programme, Nairobi, July – August 1994.
Taught Labour Economics;
years 1980 – 1989 and 1989 – 1990 He also taught
part-time at the Institution of Extra Mural Studies
(IEMS) and the Institute of Labour Studies (ILS).
Courses taught: Principles of Economics and Labour
Economics; Senior Lecturer, NUL, 2007 to August,
Labour Economics and micro-economics.