The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency was appointed by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism to handle the disbursement of the relief fund, and it had received 430 applications.
This fund comes as an additional effort to assist businesses that suffered due to the Covid-19 lockdown following the National Tourism Relief Fund, from which not all benefited. Those who benefited from the national fund did not qualify for the provincial relief.
According to the MEC for finance, economic development and tourism, Vusi Mkhatshwa, the fund forms part of the implementation of the Mpumalanga Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan introduced by the premier during this year’s State of the Province Address.
This is a provincial implementation of the National Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan announced by the president, Cyril…