Tanzanian Building Sector Under Scrutiny

By Alvar Mwakyusa

INSPECTIONS conducted by officials of the Architects, Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (AQRB) on building projects ought to be cross-examined to avoid fabrication of reports by some dishonest professionals in the industry, the government has instructed

"The board may be conducting the inspections but how can it be assured that the experts who undertook the assignments were not compromised and issued reports in favour of the developers? It is due to this uncertainty that the checks must be re-examined.

"There could be some dishonest officials who may issue clean reports after receiving kick-backs from developers," the Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa, remarked yesterday. Prof Mbarawa gave the instructions in Dar es Salaam yesterday during the inauguration of the 7th Board of Directors of the AQRB under the chairmanship of Architect Dr Ludigija Bulamile who took over from Architect Dr Ambwene Mwakyusa.

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