KAILASA Mitra Om Award March 1, 2022
Affiliation at the time of award: Minister of Development Planning
Country: Kingdom of Lesotho
Honourable Tlohelang Peter Aumane is the Minister of Development Planning. He is also a Member of Parliament for Semena Constituency following his election during the June 2017 snap elections and was subsequently appointed as Minister of Development Planning in June, 2017.
Honourable Minister Aumane held various positions in the Public Service and Private Sector before he was appointed the Honourable Minister of Development Planning in June, 2017. In the Private Sector, Honourable Minister Aumane worked as a Specialist for Lesotho Millennium Development Agency from 2014 to 2015. He also worked at SADC Secretariat as Trade Officer in Botswana, Gaborone in 2009 and was Trade Expert in Lesotho Mission at the WTO in Switzerland, Geneva in 2007 to 2008.
Besides his commitment in politics and professional career, Honourable Minister Aumane works with different sectors of society on developmental projects intended to alleviate poverty. He is also a member of the Lesotho Scout Association in which he held various positions like the International Commissioner. He undertook various projects as Mamohau High School Alumni and promoted as well as sponsored soccer teams in his area. He has also played significant roles internationally where he was nominated as LDC Coordinator at WTO at export level in 1998 to 1999, was a member of the UNIDEP Governing Council, WB Alternative Governor and represented Lesotho in various negotiating forums in six meetings.