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ENGINEERS WARN THE PUBLIC ON "QUACK ENGINEERS"

The Uganda Association of Professional Engineers have warned the public against using what they termed as unqualified and quack engineers who end up constructing buildings that collapse and kill people.

The association President Eng Dr Dorothy Okello warns that if the public does not desist from using unqualified people during construction, such losses and lives will always perish, given the weak legislative regime.

Okello was speaking during the association Annual General Meeting, saying the association has put in place efforts to combat such occurrences by hunting for quack and unqualified engineers, although they need the public efforts to compliment them. Byte Dr Eng Dorothy Okello

She says they are closely following several cases of unscrupulous individuals who extort money from the public and act as engineers, threatening lives.

She says the association is running a campaign to register all engineers for the public to know the right people to deal with in regars to construction. Byte Dr Eng Dorothy Okello

The association also expressed concern over the double registration they are subjected to in the association where they pay for a practicing certificate, as well as the KCCA registration, that demands almost for similar requirements.

The association is mandated to monitor all practicing engineers, through the established legal framework, to ensure safety, professionalism and proper standard in their work.

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