Tuesday

Transitional Local Authorities

The Lesotho News Agency, LENA, reports that:
"The process to nominate transitional local authorities in five wards that form the Maseru district is being delayed by impassable roads to some rural areas because of the current heavy rains in the country."
What are "local authorities" as the term is used here, and why are they "transitional?" I would appreciate any help on this one.