Minister Launches the NCIC strategic Plan for 2023-2028

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Hon. Jacob Hara on Monday presided over the Launch of National Construction Industry Council of Malawi (NCIC) strategic plan for 2023-2028 at function held at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC).

In his speech the Minister argued the sector to take matters of quality and durability. The Minister also argued the NCIC and stake holders to completely end any form corruption in the sector within the next 12 months. He said that the country needs to engage a frank talk on infrastructure planning, designing, innovation, procurement, and management. Hon Jacob Hara said planning and designs can no longer ignore the adversity of weather patterns and called for the need to be innovative and create in order to adapt with the realities the industry is facing.

The Minister directed the Secretary for Transport and Public Works to coordinate Industry stakeholder consultative meetings to discuss and document the bottlenecks in public infrastructure management, works and other services including time and cost overruns. Hon. Hara also directed the NCIC to spearhead formulation of the National Infrastructure Management and Maintenance Strategy, which will ensure that standardization of all infrastructure processes from inception, planning, procurement, implementation, handover as well as management of our physical capital.

In his speech Chief Executive for NCIC Engineer Gerald Thomson Khonje said the new strategy has been aligned to the Malawi 2063. He said that the strategy aims at revolutionized the industry and bring tangible transformation. Engineer Khonje said provision of a conducive environment for the growth of the industry will help in the realization of the strategic goals of the plan. The vision for the strategy is ‘Transformed, Sustainable and Quality Driven Construction Industry’.



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