Mauritius: MV Wakashio - Solidarity Grant of Rs 10,200 to Those Affected By the Oil Spill

The Ile aux Aigrettes nature reserve, home to rare species, is only two kilometres away from the Wakashio ship leaking oil in Mauritius' lagoons.
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A Solidarity Grant of Rs 10,200 is being paid, as from August 2020, to fishers, fishmongers and Pleasure Craft Licensees/Operators/Workers. This monthly grant aims to compensate for the stoppage of sea activities in the affected regions as a result of the oil spill following the wreck of MV Wakashio.

The solidarity grant's amount is over and above the payment of the following: daily rate of Rs 800 for the cleaning of beaches and lagoons; allowance under the Wage Assistance Scheme; allowance under the Self-Employed Assistance Scheme; and bad weather allowance to fishers.

Both the Wage Assistance Scheme and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme will be payable to tourism operators until the borders are opened.

The allowances being offered to different categories of affected persons include: Solidarity Grant plus Bad Weather Allowance of Rs 425 daily where applicable for fishers; Solidarity Grant of Rs 10,200 for fishmongers; Rs 15,300 (Solidarity Grant and Self-Employed Assistance Scheme of Rs 5,100) for self-employed persons in Pleasure Craft; and Rs 20,400 (Solidarity Grant and Wage Assistance Scheme of Rs 10,200) for workers in Pleasure Craft.

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