LOCAL contractors and engineers have vowed to observe professionalism, projects deadlines and value for money when executing development projects in the country.
They made the pledge recently at the 2023 Lake Zone construction stakeholders two-day meeting climax organized by the Contractors Registration Board (CRB).
They said that they are ready to lead the country’s construction sector as they build up vital socio-economic infrastructure for roads, water and electricity.
CRB Registrar, Mr Rhoben Nkori, reading the meeting resolutions made by the stakeholders as their roadmap for local contractors said that construction companies will prioritize professionalism by employing skilled contractors who can deliver as per project requirements that entail adherence to project specifications, quality and deadline.
“Execution of construction projects by local skilled contractors will enable home based construction companies to upgrade performance and efficiency thus winning trust and good reputation to withstand stiff competition in the markets,” Mr Nkori noted.
He said the CRB will continue initiating different capacity building events including meetings and workshops for construction stakeholders including engineers and contractors to explore latest skills and technical know-how to cope with minute to minute worldwide changing construction tech and innovation driven by human curiosity for project execution simplicity.
Earlier, Kasulu District’s Tanzania Rural and Urban Road Agency (TARURA), Eng Senzia Maeda urged local construction companies to shun using low skilled employees for the sake of cutting project cost noting that use of low skilled workforces cause many companies to fail to deliver as intended including observing quality and the time scheduled for a project.
For her part, Contractor from Kajuna Investment Company Limited, Ms Janiah Yahya told the ‘Daily News’ that their companies so far, take the issues of professionalism so serious by ensuring it has diversities of skilled employees like machinery operators, contractor and engineers for smooth running of construction projects such as roads urging other companies to employ similar approach to maximize their productivity.
He also advised other local construction companies to intensify investment on sophisticated machines including chipping spreader, bitumen spreader, excavator, grader and dump trucks which can sublimely accompany local contractors to appropriately demonstrate their skills.
The two day meeting summoned by CBR brought together 320 Lake Zone construction stakeholders of which 224 were local contractors sitting together to formulate workable solutions to challenges via sharing of experience and knowledge for prosperity of the country’s construction sector and economic development at large.