With the ongoing boom in Rwanda’s construction industry, Star Construction and Consultancy (SCC) is positioning itself as the leading construction and consultancy firm in the country.
Having been established in 1996 in Rwanda, SCC started by doing modest contractor jobs from individuals and non-government organisations.
Today, they have grown into a leading Construction and Consultancy Company in the country involved in various construction works that also include manufacturing concrete products like pavers, curved solid blocks used for water tanks and culverts.
They are involved in civil works like building hydraulic structures that enable irrigation in farming, building schools, residential houses and other various public and private sector projects.
They are also involved in consultancy services concerning project management, professional training and more.
SCC has established a strong track record in Rwanda for completing projects for the public and private sectors, on-time, with high quality and within the clients’ budgets.
Papias Dedeki Kazawadi, the firm’s Managing Director, in an interview with Hope Magazine last month noted that in the last 19 years of the firm’s existence, they have been able to make SCC a transparent and reliable company in Rwanda.
On its consultancy side, Kazawadi Papias Dedeki said they were privileged to work on the project to elaborate and develop Rwanda’s Building Code which contributed to the country’s improvement in this year’s World Bank ease of Doing Business ranking.
“Working on the Building Code this year is something that is motivating me to go even further to organise more trainings and contribute to the country’s construction sector.
In the code, several capacity building trainings are recommended and professionalism by practitioners in the sector. They also recommend having high quality standards for sustainability of what we do,” he noted.
According to Kazawadi Papias Dedeki, there is still a gap in project implementation for contractors which more often than not, necessitates firms to bring in foreign expatriates to do the jobs.
He noted that since 2011, SCC came up with training modules which ensure that contractors get desired sustainable growths.
He also noted that in order for contractors to master their craft, they are required to appreciate the importance and apply “on-the-job training” in order to ensure proper understanding and application of what they have learnt from the trainings.
For a project to be successful, Kazawadi Papias Dedeki said that the contractor must ensure proper project leadership, avoid inadequate risks analysis and poor resources management by timely engaging the right people on the team.
He notes that Rwanda infrastructure development has improved tremendously with new buildings and structures coming up over the past two decades. He however noted that there is still more to be done.
“SCC’s future is very bright since the industry we focus in is also growing positively,” he said.