Africa’s popular and richest traditional healer Dr Kamwelo Banda has gained traction in the public sphere when he recently lured Business Gurus from the diasporan community who have shown keen interest to invest huge in the country’s Tourism Sector.
Bruce Gomwe and Brian Shonna Directors at Global Core based in Scotland are currently in the country after they last visited the country 25 years ago. This time around they claim to have come in contact with the true nature of Zimbabwe and its endowments with natural tourism resources. These have drawn the new narrative for the two, contrary to the negative portrayal from abroad.
Speaking to journalists this Thursday, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority(ZTA) Head Corporate Communications , Godfrey Koti said Dr Banda’s line of work has been recking in international visitors to Zimbabwe and the Authority applauds him for the great initiation.
“Sekuru Banda has been instrumental in luring international travelers mainly due to his line of work. As Zimbabwe Tourism Authority(ZTA) we are interested in those people who have so much interests to take tourism to high levels. We are also greatful that his line of work has actually lured business gurus who have taken the stance to invest in our tourism sector,”
Global Core Pvt Ltd is a multidisciplinary international company with expertise in Property Development, Aviation, Agriculture and Renewable Energy and is headquartered in Glasgow United Kingdom.
Dr Banda who is also a business personnel said that he is eager to lure more travelers from outside the country. Over the past few years he has been able to reck in travelers from as far as United Kingdom, North America, USA, Australia among other countries.
“I am happy that finally Zimbabwean Diaspora are seeing opportunities to come and invest back home. As you might be aware every Zimbabwean is a tourism ambassador and through my contacts with business people overseas and it is time they also visit Zimbabwe and identify for themselves investment opportunities,” Dr Banda said.
Shonna reiterated that they were happy to return home after 25 years and were impressed by infrastructural development in Zimbabwe.
“The last time we were here, there were not so many buildings being built and from what we see in international media it appears there is a wrong impression about the country and that has to change.
“More people are building exquisite houses in Harare and that is a good thing. Of course, every country has its problems but it’s not what is portrayed in international media,” he said.
Gomwe challenged local media to use their resources to reflect Zimbabwe positively to the outside world so as to promote domestic tourism.
The two unveiled plans to build a holiday resort around Victoria Falls so as to lure international visitors. At present, the ZTA is on a campaign to market domestic tourism through the #ZimBho, IZim yami campaign aimed to increasing local tourism.