On the 27th of May 2022, NCIC signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) for the introduction and implementation a of Clerk of Works training program. The signing ceremony which took place at the MUBAS main campus, marks the re-introduction of the diploma programmes which were phased out in 2003 by this institution of higher education.
The program is poised to address the capacity gaps experienced in the construction industry due to lack of Clerk of Works and inspectors/quality assessors. The intervention is in line with NCIC’s vision of creating a sustainable and internationally competitive construction industry and the two institutions’ alignment with the Malawi 2063 which puts development of economic infrastructure at the center of creation of an inclusively wealth nation.
The NCI Act mandates the Council to conduct training, within Malawi and co-ordinate the training conducted by others, or persons engaged in the construction industry. Furthermore, the Act empowers the Council in Section 12 (subsection b & c) to work together with other bodies in Malawi and elsewhere on matters affecting the construction industry; and to recommend the approval of institutions in Malawi and outside for the training of persons engaged in the construction industry. In line with these provisions, NCIC facilitates several capacity building interventions for construction industry players.