The Western Cape Government has mobolised a combined R1.4 billion support package for jobs, safety and well-being in this financial year. MEC for Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier says the provincial department is also ready to assist front line departments to respond to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the province.
He was speaking following the tabling of the Western Cape’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, and the 2020 Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure in the legislature.
Maynier adds that the department is expected to spend R71.3 billion in 2021/22 over the medium term in the Western Cape. Almost R156 million has been allocated to support small businesses and repair infrastructure at schools.
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