The payments were delayed for the past six months without any particular reason given by the government.
Last week during a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sitting, the Principal Secretary Cabinet, Kabelo Lehora pledged that the first payments would be processed starting Thursday this week.
President of the Lesotho Hotels and Hospitality Association (LHHA) 'Marethabile Sekhiba confirmed that the payments are being processed, adding however, that the process is not been done as they had expected.
They had assumed that the invoices would be paid all at once per individual.
'If one submitted five invoices, they only get payment for one but we are hopeful that we will eventually get all our monies” Mrs Sekhiba said, adding that the process has brought a ray of hope to the business owners.