Zambian Construction Industry Bottlenecks to Be Addressed


GOVERNMENT says the construction industry needs to address gaps in the current legal framework to effectively regulate the industry.

Currently, the National Council for Construction (NCC) Act No 13 of 2003 is undergoing review to make it responsive to the needs of modern society in a global sense.

Works and Supply Permanent Secretary Charles Sipanje said the construction industry continues to be among Zambia’s top performing sectors that contribute to economic growth, therefore it cannot be taken for granted or ignored. Mr Sipanje was speaking when he officiated at the NCC two-day stakeholder consultative meeting to review performance of the construction industry in Lusaka yesterday.