What Is Delaying the Building Law From Taking Effect?

By Esther Oluka

Housing State minister, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, says over the years, the policy has been guiding those people largely engaged in the construction industry although some of the actors have been a little weak on ensuring that it is followed

In order to address the various challenges engulfing the construction industry, a National Construction Policy was developed. This followed a cabinet approval in 2010 of a policy to strengthen and improve construction services.

The aim was to support sustainable development, regulate the industry, increase participation of marginalised groups, strengthen local capacity and support participation of local entities, promote the use of labour-based and new technologies, increase access to equipment, credit and work for local contractors and filter out quack constructors responsible for the numerous collapsing of buildings, among other objectives.

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