Minister Derek Hanekom launches Metsi Matsho Lodge in QwaQwa, 22 Feb

8 Feb 2019

Minister of Tourism, Mr. Derek Hanekom, together with MEC for Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Limakatso Mahasa will officially launch and handover the Metsi Matsho Lodge in Qwaqwa - Free State.

The department built the Metsi Matsho Lodge as part of its National Tourism Sector Strategy to increase tourism products at rural nodes, and to enhance visitor experience.

The lodge, which can provide accommodation for more than 60 people, is one of a number of infrastructure projects under the department’s Working for Tourism initiative - funded by the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). It is envisaged that the facility will create employment opportunities, and stimulate the local tourism economy. 

The launch will culminate with an Imbizo affording Minister Hanekom, along with the executives of the Free-State Province, Thabo Mofutsenyane District Municipality and the Maloti-A-Phofung Local Municipality an opportunity to engage with the community on tourism development in the area.

Members of the media are invited: 
Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Venue: Metsi Matsho Lodge – Qwaqwa, Thaba Bosiu (Free State)
Time: 9h00 for 9h30

Programme

9h30

Media Registration  

9h45 – 10h15

Media briefing on Metshi Matsho Lodge Tourism Project and interview opportunity

Mzwandile Maqhosha
Tel. 051 400 9544
E-mail: maqhosham@destea.gov.za

Kagisho Leteane
Tel. 051 400 9477
Cell: 073 614 0268
E-mail: Leteanek@destea.gov.za

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