The Zimbabwe government has recently announced that it plans to invest heavily in the upgrading of the country’s road network in a bid to attract more tourists to the country. The government has reportedly allocated US$238 million for construction of roads which is 11% of the total infrastructure budget.

Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Morgan Komichi, was quoted in local newspaper The Zimbabwean as saying the upgrades would help attract foreign investment. “Prioritising the road project makes a lot of sense, since a good road network is part of both tourist and investor attraction.”