Regulation of contractors gathers steam

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With self-regulatory and legislative instruments being put in place, the days of fly-by-night construction companies are numbered.

The Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology (MIST), Johnie Swartz said the drafting of the appropriate legislation for registration of construction contractors in all disciplines is in progress and will be in place next year.

Speaking at the Infrastructure Science and Technology Pitso held in Gaborone this week the minister said that these efforts are meant to bring professionalism in the construction industry where shoddy jobs have been blamed on fly-by-night contractors.

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