Government says investment by locals is important to grow the economy and ensure citizens benefit entirely through home grown initiatives.

Officially commissioning a state of the art funeral parlour in the border town of Beitbridge, State Security Minister Cde Kembo Mohadi applauded those who are heeding calls to continue growing businesses in the area.

The minister whose speech was read by District Administrator Mrs Kiliboni Ndou-Mbedzi said growing the economy is the responsibility of all Zimbabweans and the private sector must pull through with government.

Doves board chairman, Major General Engelbrert Rugeje said despite challenges in the economy, focus should be on promoting growth.

The opening of the facility at the growing border town becomes the latest addition to an area whose infrastructure development is booming.