New Law to Regulate Construction Industry in Zimbabwe

Government is crafting a Construction Industry Bill to regulate contractors in a bid to protect the public from substandard products and workmanship, as well as control the influx of foreign players into the country, the Financial Gazette has learnt.

The proposed Bill is being crafted at a time the industry is struggling to contain the influx of foreigners into the country due to the absence of a legal framework to regulate the industry.

Revealing this development, the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing director responsible for policy implementation, Nathan Nkomo, said: "My ministry is currently working on the enactment of the Construction Industry Bill. The proposed Bill has provision for the establishment of a Construction Industry Council which shall regulate the sector by ensuring registration and monitoring of the Construction sector."