This report summarises the initial findings by EMC Jatula Associates; who were selected as the Assurance Team to collect data from participating procurement entities (PEs) in the CoST Initiative. The Roads Authority participated in the study whose aim is to increase transparency and accountability in the Malawi construction sector.
Malawi was selected to undertake a pilot for this programme as one of seven countries in the world. The programme is being administered by the National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) on behalf of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) Malawi Multi Stakeholder Group (MMSG).The programme aims at enhancing the accountability of Procuring Entities (PEs) and construction companies for the cost and quality of public sector construction projects. Each PE selected to provide data will do this by disclosing to the public ‘Material Project Information’ (MPI) at all stages of the construction project cycle, from the initial identification of the project to the final completion.
This Assurance Report from 2010 contains a number of findings and recommendations on the rehabiliation of selected paved roads in Lilongwe City, made to improve the infrastructure delivery in the capital of Malawi.