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Council whips ‘dishonest’ contractors

The National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) has punished two contractors for what it claims is professional misconduct and dishonesty.

The Council has stricken Tambala Building Contractors off its register, while Pemi Construction has been suspended indefinitely.

The Council’s board made the decisions in accordance with Section 27 of the National Construction Industry Council Act.

“Tambala Building Contractors and Pemi Construction were found to have conducted themselves contrary to the Code of Ethics for Contractors in the Construction Industry and have subsequently been found guilty of professional misconduct and dishonesty after going through a disciplinary process in accordance with the Disciplinary Rules governing the construction industry,” reads a press release from the Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Linda Phiri.

The statement, which does not provide further details on the two contractors’ misconduct, adds:

“Tambala Building Contractors and Pemi Construction are, therefore, not allowed to operate in the construction industry in Malawi.”

The Council has specifically directed its message to clients, consultants, contractors, material manufacturers and suppliers, professional boards, associations and the general public.

“The National Construction Industry Council is hereby advising all stakeholders to take note of this development and ensure that they do not hire the services of Tambala Building Contractors and Pemi Construction as doing so will be in contravention of the NCI Act,” reads the press release.

The National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1996 with the mandate to regulate, develop and promote the construction industry in Malawi.

According to information posted on its website, on regulation, NCIC ensures that all contractors, consultants, material manufacturers and suppliers and all stakeholders in the construction industry are operating within the governing rules as stipulated in the National Construction Industry Act as well as Codes of Ethics of 2009.

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