The National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) has gone into partnership with the Malawi Police Service (MPS) to ensure that there is compliance to the various rules and regulations in the construction industry. According to the two institutions, this is expected to curb statute violations in the industry.
Speaking in Mponera, Dowa, on Wednesday the 15th of November 2023 when NCIC held a sensitization meeting with the police, Director of Human Resources Commissioner in the Malawi Police Service, Denis Chipao, said that the law enforcement agency has noted with concern that some players in the industry have been violating the industry’s rules and regulations, like operating without the requisite license including forging documents. He added that, as a service, they are currently prosecuting a contractor in Blantyre on charges bordering on forgery. He then fired a warning to would be offenders that the service will ensure that any offenders are brought to book.
On his part, Chief Executive Officer for NCIC, Engineer Gerald Khonje, expressed hope that the newly established partnership will enhance the much-needed sanity in the construction industry. He noted that as a regulator of the construction industry, NCIC relies on collaboration and strategic partnerships to ensure that the industry achieves its vision for a ‘Transformed, Sustainable and Quality driven construction industry’. He therefore called upon all stakeholders, like the MPS, to join hands with the Council to ensure that the industry is responsive, quality driven and compliant.