Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Minister Hon. Charles Milupi says the New Dawn Government has heard the cries of the local contractors over delayed payments which in turn affects deliverables and quality works.
Hon. Milupi reiterated the importance of ensuring that contracts awarded were not overpriced.
“We intend to have a transparent, regularized and predictable modes of payment based on quality, delivery and competitive reasonable pricing. We intend and must get value for money on works done,” he said.
The minister said this today in a speech read on his behalf by National Council for Construction (NCC) Executive Director Eng. Ernest Nshindano during the launch of the Indigenous Zambian Contractors Association (IZCA) held at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka.
He said it was gratifying to be part of the launch of the IZCA and that Government was eager to elevate the lives of ordinary hardworking Zambians by putting indigenous Zambians first.
“It is hoped that this organization (IZCA) will play a critical role which will be reflected through enhanced participation in the sector by indigenous Zambians,” he said.