Temo Ea Lifate
Mohapeloa completed ‘Temo ea Lifate’ in 1976, publishing it in Cape Town in 1976 as song No. 1 of 25 in Meluluetsa ea Ntšetso-pele le Bosechaba Lesotho (Anthems for the Development of the Lesotho Nation). In his ‘Dedication’ at the front of Meluluetsa – ‘To the young generation of the Basotho’ – Mohapeloa refers to soil erosion, a major problem in Lesotho’s agricultural life, that could be solved by planting trees. He himself is remembered as a great planter of trees in Molumong and Mahalinyane when he was a young man.