WE are an environmental organisation that is considered a non-essential service. We want to reopen, as we should be transitioning to the second phase of the National Recovery Plan soon.
We have applied to the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) for permission to reopen. Our first application was rejected, but we filed an appeal. However, until today we have not heard from Miti yet. There is a hotline number to contact, but no one ever picks up the call. The CIMS 3.0 website also seems to be stuck in the movement control order phase.
We need the approval letter from Miti to operate so that our staff, who are all fully vaccinated, can continue to work without being worried about getting fined.
We may be considered non-essential but we play an important role in raising issues and concerns such as degradation of the environment, pollution, water conservation, nature-based solutions and climate change, which are hot topics these days.
Will Miti look into approving our application, please?