Sankatana Gabriel Maja become ambassador of Lesotho to the United States on June 22, 2018. Ambassador Maja brings to the post over 30 years of experience working with international agencies and the private sector in Lesotho. He previously worked for CARE (Cooperative For American Relief Everywhere) as the administrative/finance officer, as well as for USAID (United States International Development Agency) as the finance/administrative manager, focusing on three districts where volunteers with the SSIAP (Small Scale Intensive Agricultural Project) helped communities increase their vegetable production. Ambassador Maja later joined the United States Peace Corps Training Unit as the assistant training director, handling the overall training finances, budgets, traveling, procurement and logistics.
In addition, Ambassador Maja has an extensive background in the private sector. He worked for the Christian Health Association of Lesotho (CHAL) to ensure that church institutions such as hospitals and clinics were trained in accounting and administration. Ambassador Maja also worked for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) as an advisor to the resident country director and deputy resident country. He liaised with various stakeholders on behalf of MCC, including development partners, government contacts as well as Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Lesotho counterparts.
He has been trained on project management as well as community financing for middle-level management in Kinshasa, Zaire, as well as in health services management and administration in Lusaka, Zambia, while working for Christian Health Association of Lesotho.
Embassy of Lesotho
2511 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 797-5533
Fax: (202) 234-6815