NCIC speaks on substandard projects

By Rose Kamera

National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) of Malawi says results for the commissioned audits for three construction projects in Malawi which include the M1-Road will be released by end of February this year.

This was disclosed in Lilongwe during a panel discussion which brought together government and key players in the construction industry to discuss issues affecting the industry.

Chief Executive Officer for NCIC Engineer Gerald Khonje said the constituted audits are part of efforts by NCIC to improve regulations.

Commenting on substandard projects Malawi continues to experience, president of Malawi Institute of Architects, Architect Cathy Sani, said corruption, political interference, lack of capacity of some stakeholders and procurement challenges have contributed to the current state of affairs.

Director of Buildings in the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Architect Sam Ngoma said lack of funds, poor enforcement of some standards and delays in cash disbursement, have also contributed to substandard projects for some projects.

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