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PAIA request for beneficiaries of Green Tourism Incentive Fund – DA – POLITICS

Party says dept was unwilling to divulge the details of successful applicants in the private sector

DA submits PAIA request for beneficiaries of Green Tourism Incentive Fund

30 May 2021

The DA has submitted a request in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) seeking clarity on beneficiaries of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) administered by the Department of Tourism.

Earlier this year, the DA submitted questions to the department requesting the details of all GTIP recipients and the corresponding funds issued since its inception. The department was unwilling to divulge the details of successful applicants in the private sector, insisting on a PAIA application before furnishing any further details.

The objective of the GTIF according to the department “is to encourage private sector tourism enterprises to move towards the sustainable management of water and energy resources whilst adhering to responsible tourism…

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