Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will engage sector stakeholders in the Free State Province on the priority areas in the implementation of the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan (TSRP) following the lifting of the National State of Disaster this past Monday, 04 April 2022.
The Minister’s visit takes place as the Department prepares to participate in the second District Development Model (DDM) Presidential Imbizo on 09 April in the Free State Province. This public participation platform will offer the community an opportunity to converse with government officials - with a view of addressing the hurdles that are impeding progress and economic growth in various sectors.
Minister Sisulu’s engagements will commence with visits to various tourism businesses and establishments managed by beneficiaries of the Department’s SMME empowerment programmes. The day will culminate with a stakeholder engagement session to rally the sector towards re-igniting tourism in the country.
MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED AS FOLLOWS:
FRIDAY, 08 APRIL 2022
09:00 – 13:00
Ministerial visits to Tourism Establishments & Businesses:
· Winnie Mandela House - Brandfort
· Relekane Guest House
· The Zone Carwash & Restaurant
· Mapikela House
· The Waaihoek Wesleyan Methodist Church - Bloemfontein
· Naval Hill
13:00 – 15:00
Tourism Stakeholder Engagement
Focus: Working Towards Tourism Recovery
Venue: Presidential Hotel - Bloemfontein
Members of the Media to confirm their attendance by 12:00 noon on 07 April 2022 to:
Ms. Sindi Zwane – Media Liaison [Department of Tourism]
Cell: 081 267 4665 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org