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ZWL$ 4.8 million disbursed under Covid-19 Youth Relief Fund

By Staff Reporter

A total of only $4.8 million out of $17 million from the Covid-19 Youth Relief Fund has been given to successful applicants throughout the country.

Appearing before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Monday,  Youth, Sports, Arts, and Recreation Permanent Secretary Dr. Thokozile Chitepo said Harare and Matebeleland South had the most applications received with 222 and 232 respectively whilst Matebeleland North had only 5 successful beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, Director for Youth Development and Empowerment in the Ministry Elias Murinda in his presentation said out of the over 5 000 applicants in the first batch,  only 1,159 were successful…

The Covid-19 Relief Fund was set up to support youth-led businesses and social organisations to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on their operations across the country.