The Right Honorable Tlohang Sekhamane, Speaker to the National Assembly of Lesotho was born on the 30th of May 1955 in the Mokhotlong district. He is married with two children.
The Right Honorable Speaker holds a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, 1989. He obtained his Post-Graduate Diploma in Development Studies from Cambridge University, 1988. In 1982 He obtained his Bachelor of Arts with Education (BA.Ed.) from the National University of Lesotho.
Honorable Sekhamane has worked extensively in the field of education; from being Headmaster at Mapholaneng High School, a senior Curriculum Officer at the National Curriculum Center in the Ministry of Education from January 1986 – June 1986, while in July 1986 – September 1992, he was the assistant Private Secretary to His Majesty; Moshoeshoe II, at the Royal Palace. He then became a lecturer in Development Studies at the National University of Lesotho from October 1990 – September 1991. In September 1991 – December 1993, Honorable Sekhamane became the Director at National Teachers Training College, Lesotho. In January 1994 – May 1995 Honorable Sekhamane reverted to being a Lecturer and Head of Department in the Department of Development Studies at the National University of Lesotho. He was a Member of Senate and Member of Council. In the period June 1995 – June 1996 he was the Education Officer at UNICEF. He went on to become the Country Director at the Institute of Development Management in Lesotho in January 1998 – March 2000.
Honorable Sekhamane has vast experience in Governance and Parliamentary affairs; he was the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education from April 2000 – July 2001. He then became Government Secretary (Secretary to Cabinet & Head of the Public Service) from August 2001 – March 2012. He became a Member of Parliament from June 2012 – March 2015. He joined Cabinet as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations in March 2015 – November 2016. He moved on to become Minister of Finance from November 2016 – June 2017. Honorable Sekhamane is the newly appointed Speaker to the National Assembly from October 2022.