National Construction Industry Council of Malawi (NCIC): greater share of jobs for locals

National Construction Industry Council of Malawi (NCIC)

The National Construction Industry Council of Malawi (NCIC) is aiming at getting the local contractors in Malawi a larger share in the construction industry and implementing a sustainable level of work, services, skills and technological transfer.

Currently the country awards close to 97 percent of construction work to foreign companies while only 3 percent is given to the locals something which extracts the local economy to other countries.

The National Construction Industry Council of Malawi (NCIC) indicated that it was working towards phasing out all sub standard contractors in order to regulate individual profession thus enhance quality infrastructure. This can only be possible if the correct measure for agencies is put in place from start to project completion.

All this was noted during the National Construction Industry Policy Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy held recently.
According to the CEO of National Construction Industry Council of Malawi (NCIC), Linda Phiri, there was need to register Malawian Construction Firms in order to ensure that they are competent. This would aid in resource management and impartation of managerial skills.

Phiri also noted that the policy would allow Malawian firms to be of greater value thus expanding to other countries.

The Policy’s vision is “a dynamic construction industry that fosters economic growth and international competiveness.”
This has already been approved by the cabinet and was also launched in the recent month by the Ministry of Transport and Public Works.

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