Kingdom of Lesotho - eGovernment Infrastructure Phase II

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Oct 2019
Signature Date 13 Jan 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22020
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 10,180,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The second phase of the eGovernment Infrastructure Project is designed to drive digital finance and financial inclusion by improving access to reliable digital Services, particularly among citizens living in rural and unserved areas. This phase II is considered as a logical continuation of phase I, and aims to further deploy mobile coverage and to extend fiber optic connectivity in order to facilitate digital transformation. The project shall increase data enabled coverage in rural and unserved areas; improve financial inclusion among unbanked citizens in Lesotho by developing digital payment infrastructure and strengthening digital services ecosystem and improve government skills to oversee and implement ICT initiatives. The project comprises three main components, namely: (1) improvement of broadband coverage in rural and underserved areas, (2) improvement of digital public services, and (3) capacity building and project management.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the project is to support job creation and economic growth through investment in digital infrastructure and services. It should help to provide access to a diverse range of financial products and services for individuals as well as small, medium and large businesses through the expansion of digital infrastructure and services, which will lead to creating jobs, and contributing to Lesotho’s economic growth.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations of the project area estimated at about 168,000 people in 1033 villages within the districts concerned.

Participating Organization

Ministry of TransPort and Communications
Government Of Lesotho
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-LS-GB0-003
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Thierno Mountaga DIARRA

Geographic Location

Country Lesotho
Coordinates Location Name
-29.5833 27.8333 Maseru
-30.0667 27.8 Mohale’s Hoek District
-29.5667 28.6 Thaba-Tseka
-29.46134 27.72494 Roma
-29.5332 28.2699 Mantsonyane