The Malawi Institution of Engineers (MIE) has drafted an Engineering Bill that will regulate operations of the sector, said to be a major contributor to the gross domestic product.
Plans to present it to the National Assembly during the next sitting for debate and approval are at an advanced stage.
Speaking at a cocktail party held in Blantyre for chief executive officers from various companies, MIE Vice president, Wilson Chirwa, said the bill once passed into law will help the institution to have a legal say.
He said with the bill, MIE is also expected to be involved in anything to do with engineering whether seminars, projects and tendering of the same.
“We want to be disseminating information of achievements of the profession and likely rewards it attracts to the industry,” he said.
Chirwa noted that MIE is poised to contribute a lot to maximising the benefits of huge projects in Malawi and across the borders.
“We need your support at the CEO level so that our vision which is “to be a world class institution for developing and promoting innovative, regulatory and operational guidelines to enhance the art, science and practice of engineering profession in Malawi” is a reality.
During the party— which was sponsored by Einstein Construction and Nitel Malawi—it was said that the institution is poised to organise an annual general meeting in August.