NCIC decries lack of regulations in construction sector

National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) has called on government to gazette regulations in the construction sector in a bid to spearhead meaningful development.

The plea has been made in Lilongwe during an assurance report dissemination workshop of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST Malawi).

Speaking to YFM, Chief Executive Officer for NCIC Linda Phiri said the delay to gazette laws governing the sector has made it difficult for people in the country to access information regarding construction activities in the country.

“Although these provisions make it mandatory for public procuring and disposal of entities to disclose information about construction of public structures,” said Phiri.

Phiri stressed that if put into gazette, the regulations will also ensure that there is transparency and accountability in the construction sector.

“It is very important for purposes of achieving transparency and accountability because the Civil Society and the general public must be well equipped with what kind of information needs to be disclosed,” highlighted Phiri.

The CoST Malawi assurance study aimed at analysing how the sector is disclosing information pertaining to public infrastructure in the country.

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