GOVERNMENT should consider reducing the costs associated with getting contracts in the construction sector to allow locals to fully participate in economic development, a construction sector expert has said.

This was said by top construction industry player and ZANU-PF House of Assembly member-elect for Murehwa North constituency, Daniel Garwe in an interview last week.

Mr Garwe said the construction sector is a “low-hanging fruit” given its potential to quickly turnaround the economy through employment creation.

He, however, said it was imperative that local contractors get tenders to participate in huge construction projects since proceeds would benefit the local economic milieu.

“Construction carries what are called low-hanging fruits; it’s the quickest way to create employment and it’s the quickest way to create wealth as well,” said Mr Garwe.