National Meeting On Construction Organized in Maputo
Maputo — Organized by the Mozambican Federation of Contractors (FME) in partnership with the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources (MOPHRH), the National Meeting on Construction took place on October 29, in Maputo, under the motto "Work quality: Challenge Priority for the Construction Sector." In this event, the FME shared with the government its view on the quality of execution of public works and chose for this purpose the theme "Quality Problems and Paralysis of Works: Strategies for a Solution."
Carlos Martinho, the Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, attended the meeting. Several stakeholders were present including provincial departments of public works and housing, representatives of the CTA's construction working group, members of the national business center CEN, the CEO of the National Institute for Standards and Quality (INNOQ), representatives from MOPHRH, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.
Agostinho Vuma, the vice-president of CTA and president of the FME, recalled that the general purpose of the meeting was to find solutions to minimize the problems with the quality of public works that lead to paralysis. He listed the main causes of problems in the construction sector as prepayments, financial ceilings, awards to artisans, missing or weak surveillance, the law of Financial Administration of the State System (SISTAFE), lack of job management plans and the weak technical capacity of those involved.