LENEPWHA Leadership and Governance

LENEPWHA governance structure is as follows:

The Board is elected from the district executive and community council committees who form part of the support groups and organisations that are beneficiaries and members of the network.
The Congress is made up of the community council and district executive committees and the Board gets its mandate from the congress. The Board Advisory Committee is a technical arm that supports the board to effectively deliver its mandate. The Board Chair is the direct supervisor of the Executive Director and represents the network in some core strategic forums nationally and internationally. These include the Lesotho Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), the national coorndinating body board, NAPSAR and other regional forums.

Executive Director

Bakuena Chele

Mr Chele was first elected as the Board Chairperson of LENEPWHA on May 27th 2005 when LENEPWHA was registered to operate as the network of people living with HIV and AIDS in Lesotho. He then became the National Coordinator for the secretariat in July 2005. He joined the National AIDS Commission as the national coordinating officer from 2008 to 2010. From July 2010 to January 2015 he was appointed as the Senior Program Officer for PACT Lesotho. He was elected as the Lesotho Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) member in 2005, then became its vice-chairperson from 2011 to date. On 27 May 2015 he was voted for as the LENEPWHA chairperson for a second term. He is was elected to become the new executive director from 1 October 2015.

Finance,Admin and Human Resource Manager

Maboitumelo Salemane

She started as Finance Assistant in 2011, she was then promoted as Finance Manager in 2012. She is now in charge of administration and human resources as Finance, Administration and Human Resources Manager.

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Matumiso Mokone

She joined the organization on 1 July 2015 as the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager having been at Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace as Programs Manager as well as Care Lesotho previously before that.

Finance Officer

Nkhabu Thamae

She has been with the organization since 2008 as the District Coordinator for Berea, Leribe and Butha-Buthe. She then became Finance Officer.

District Coordinator:

Maadel Lesaoana

Having worked as Administration assistant in 2011, she came up the idea of forming a youth based and run support group that will target the needs, interests and concerns of young people living and affected by HIV in Lesotho. This idea saw the birth of Young Positive Generation of Lesotho (YPGOL) in 2012, which has since progressed to becoming an independent and individually managed support group which has done a lot in addressing the issues youth living and affected with HIV face. She then became the District Coordinator for Maseru, Leribe, Butha-Buthe and Berea in 2014, overseeing a number of projects in those districts.

District Coordinator: Qacha’s Nek

Mahali Lenkoane

She is the District Coordinator for the Qacha’s Nek overseeing a project that supports OVCs by providing essential services including legal referrals and economic strengthening.

Advocacy and Communications Officer

Mampeke ‘Mokela

Having previously worked as an advocate and having experience in communications, she joined the organization as the advocacy and communications officer in January 2015. She acts as the public relations officer for the organization; oversees its publications, manages the organization’s website; is responsible for all communication related to organization through print media, radio, social media and any other medium of communication and is the lead in ensuring that the organization achieves its advocacy goals.

Data Clerk

Rebone Puling

Mr Puling arrived in 2011 as a Data Clerk and in 2015 he was entrusted with the responsibility of acting as the Monitoring and Evaluation officer.


Andile Majola