Government says locals who excel in the Diaspora must find reason to invest back home and contribute to the national economy.

This was said by State Security Minister Cde Kembo Mohadi who was commissioning a new state of the art hotel in the Zhove area of Beitbridge.

When two major hoteliers ceased operations in Beitbridge, the result was a room deficit of over 400 rooms.

The opening of yet another hotel in the area is however expected to provide a major boost to the tourism sector.

While commissioning Zhove Leisure Centre built in the area, Cde Mohadi who is also the Beitbridge East legislator said the investment done by locals must be emulated by other Zimbabweans in the Diaspora.

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority also said the facility will play an important role in increasing room occupancy which has always been on demand in Beitbridge.

Built in the Zhove area adjacent to the huge Zhove dam, the centre is expected to boost tourism activities in Beitbridge.