Mid­lands con­trac­tors unite for big­ger projects

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Business Chronicle - Pa­trick Chi­tumba

THE Zim­babwe Build­ing Con­trac­tors As­so­ci­a­tion (ZBCA) Mid­lands Chap­ter has agreed to form a con­sor­tium of con­trac­tors in a bid to get big­ger projects in the prov­ince and the coun­try at large.

Ad­dress­ing mem­bers at the in­au­gu­ral pro­vin­cial meet­ing held in Gweru on Mon­day, ZBCA sec­re­tary gen­eral for Mid­lands Chap­ter, Mr Ford­son Ndlovu, said the only way lo­cal play­ers could win multi-mil­lion dol­lar ten­ders was by form­ing a con­sor­tium.

Mr Ndlovu, who is also Ford­con Con­struc­tion Com­pany man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said there was power in num­bers.

“We have to work to­gether; we have to form a con­sor­tium so that we get huge projects. It’s sad to note that we have big projects that are given to re­gional or in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies which we can do if we put our ma­chin­ery, work­ers and brains to­gether,” he said.

Mr Ndlovu said lo­cal con­trac­tors have over the years shown pro­fes­sion­al­ism in their op­er­a­tions.

“It is im­por­tant for Zim­bab­weans to pro­mote lo­cal con­trac­tors who pro­duce high qual­ity work in line with the Zim-As­set clus­ter on in­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ment for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment,” he said.

The Mid­lands Chap­ter is headed by Zim­build con­struc­tion com­pany chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mr Ti­nashe Manzungu.

Com­mit­tee mem­bers are Mr Golden Mu­posiwa of Tin­shel Prop­er­ties, Mrs More­b­less­ing Kun­yangwe of Lux­ury Liv­ing In­ter­na­tional, Mr Mar­shal Gwandira of Vaka Con­crete, Mr Ad­mire Botso of Chegutu town coun­cil and Mr Jonathan Cham­pion of J M con­struc­tion of Mvuma.

The ZBCA is a non-profit mem­ber­ship-based na­tional as­so­ci­a­tion reg­is­tered in 1992 in terms of Sec­tion 33 of the Labour Re­la­tions Act to rep­re­sent in­dige­nous build­ing con­trac­tors in the cat­e­gories of build­ing and civil, as well as elec­tri­cal, me­chan­i­cal and struc­tural steel en­gi­neer­ing fields. — @pchi­tumba1

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