Date Posted 2018-12-06
UNABCEC held the 25th Annual General Meeting on 6th December 2018, at Silver Springs Hotel under the theme "The Need for Construction Policies to Build Domestic Contracting Capacity" The contractors appealed to Government to offer them more support in terms of skills development, access to finance and securing road construction contracts.
The President of UNABCEC Mr. Francis Karuhanga while addressing the Minsiter of Works and Transport, Hon. Monica Azuba Ntege he requested that Roads and Bridge works of up to Shs 30 billion be reserved for domestic comoanies while those up to Shs 50 billion be reserved for both domestic and resident companies. Supply of goods and services for Shs 5billion be only for local companies and for projects that are above natioal reserve, the procurement laws shoukd require foreign companies to partner with local companies up to 30% as a way of growing the Construction sector and truly promote local companies.