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Frazer Solar GmbH v. Government of Lesotho

Central Information Resource

Introduction:

This site is an information repository for anyone interested in the Frazer Solar vs Government of Lesotho (FSGvGOL) arbitration case. For transparency, this website has been set-up by and is administered by Frazer Solar, a participant in the case, but care has been taken to endeavour to provide accurate and complete information regarding the case in an impartial and balanced manner.

The Dispute:

In September 2018, Frazer Solar GmbH (FSG) of Germany signed an agreement with the Government of Lesotho (GOL) to develop a major solar and energy efficiency project with financing from the German government via development bank KFW.


Despite the project being approved by the Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane, the Finance Minister – Dr Moeketsi Majoro – refused to co-operate and participate in the project.

This led to a legal dispute between Frazer Solar and the Government of Lesotho which eventually went to arbitration in December 2019. FSG prevailed in the arbitration and was awarded €50 million plus costs and interest in January 2020.  GOL neither participated in the legal process nor did they honour the award.  In May 2021 FSG began seizing GOL’s assets.

 

Frazer Solar's Position:

FSG claims the agreement was breached by Dr Moeketsi Majoro who preferred to pursue a Chinese solar project over FSG's German solar project.  Political factionalism also played a part with Majoro leading a rival faction to Thabane.

Government of Lesotho's Position:

Dr Majoro, now the Prime Minister (since May 2020), claims GOL was completely unaware of the agreement and the legal proceedings.  GOL claims that the agreement was either signed by an unauthorised person or the signature was forged, and information regarding the legal process was intentionally intercepted and concealed from GOL officials by corrupt individuals.

 

Current Status:


Legal action to enforce the award is underway in South Africa, UK, USA and Mauritius.

This website contains all publicly available information regarding the ongoing dispute between Frazer Solar GmbH and the Government of Lesotho. Information is available freely and any questions can be directed to

 

info@frazersolarvlesotho.com

FSG Media Statements

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Worldwide Enforcement Against Lesotho

Dated: 18 May 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Lesotho's Assets Seized

Dated: 25 May 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro Not Credible Saying Didn't Know

Dated: 22 June 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro Knew But Didn't Act

Dated: 6 July 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro Misled All

Dated: 21 July 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro's Setback - TCTA to Pay FSG Costs, Fitch Rating 

Dated: 4 August 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Alleged Fake News Website - Lesotho Express

Dated: 12 August 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro's Probable Perjury

Dated: 18 October 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro's Lanterns - Lesotho's Lost Opportunity

Dated: 20 October 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Thabane Backs FSG, Throws Majoro Under Bus

Dated: 26 October 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro's 'Own Goal' - May Give Final Victory to FSG

Dated: 28 October 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro Abandons Fight in South Africa, Win to FSG

Dated: 9 November 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro's Contempt of Court

Dated: 24 November 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Majoro Begs South African Court

Dated: 8 December 2021

Frazer Solar Media Statement

Corruption Authority Requests FSG's Help, Focus on Majoro

Dated: 22 December 2021

GOL Media Statements

Government of Lesotho Media Statement

Government Swings Into Action

Dated: 18 June 2021

Government of Lesotho Media Statement

Legal Challenge Date Set for November

Dated: 31 July 2021

Government of Lesotho Media Statement

Update on Frazer Solar versus Kingdom of Lesotho Case

Dated: 10 November 2021

Press Coverage

Sunday Express

Date: 23 May 2021

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The Post

Date: 27 May 2021

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Lesotho Times

Date: 27 May 2021

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Lesotho Times

Date: 24 June 2021

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Lesotho Times

Date: 8 July 2021

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Lesotho Times

Date: 15 July 2021

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Lesotho Times

Date: 29 July 2021

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Sunday Express

Date: 1 Aug 2021

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Sunday Express

Date: 8 Aug 2021

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Sunday Express

Date: 26 Sept 2021

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The Post

Date: 21 Oct 2021

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Lesotho Times

Date: 21 Oct 2021

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The Post

Date: 4 Nov 2021

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Lesotho Times

Date: 17 Nov 2021

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Newsday Online

Date: 26 Nov 2021

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Sunday Express

Date: 20 Dec 2021

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