The National Construction Industry Council of Malawi (NCIC) has launched an automated registration system to ease application, registration and upgrading processes in the construction industry.
NCIC Training and Research Director Nema Kadaluka said Wednesday that the system is a timely response to a dynamic construction industry and will increase efficiency in registration.
“At the same time, this will help curb loss of application documents and registration files and reduce time and financial costs incurred by applicants,” Kadaluka said during an orientation of stakeholders in the industry.
She said the council was moved to change the system because it used to receive complaints of missing application documents from stakeholders.
“This was because of the manual handling, transportation and processing of applications. These have necessitated digitalisation of NCIC registration,” Kadaluka said.
Chakufwa Building and Civil Managing Director Mackenzie Chipeta commended the council for going electronic, saying the move will cut transportation costs and missing of documents.
Statistics show that in 2010/2011 the council had 2006 firms and in 2020/2021 about 4,200.