ACC trains integrity committee members from various government institutions

Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is training staff members from various ministries and government agencies at its headquarters in Windhoek, aimed at providing them with knowledge to effectively execute their functions to fight corruption within their institutions.

ACC director Paulus Noah said, the training is a demonstration of government's commitment towards inspiring public confidence and trust, promote good governance as well as efficient and corrupt free public service, because corruption challenges continues to pose severe threats to the delivery of services by the state.

Corruption and lack of integrity undermines government efforts to achieve key national development goals, aspirations and an impediment to the fulfillment of sustainable development goals, said Noah.

He said that his office, ministries and other agencies were directed to establish Integrity Committees comprising of staff members identified and designated to act as ethics and integrity champion, an initiative to promote ethical conduct and integrity.

The training aims to capacitate you, the Integrity Committees, not only to understand your roles but also to ensure compliance with accepted ethical values and standards, thereby reduce the risk of corruption, said Noah.

He further added that Ethics have been identified as a cornerstone in managing public institutions, especially the preventative element of the right against corruption, it therefore requires that ethics be championed more vigorously.

The training started on 23 September and it will go on until the end of October.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

ACC trains integrity committee members from various government institutions

Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is training staff members from various ministries and government agencies at its headquarters in Windhoek, aimed at providing them with knowledge to effectively execute their functions to fight corruption within their institutions.

ACC director Paulus Noah said, the training is a demonstration of government's commitment towards inspiring public confidence and trust, promote good governance as well as efficient and corrupt free public service, because corruption challenges continues to pose severe threats to the delivery of services by the state.

Corruption and lack of integrity undermines government efforts to achieve key national development goals, aspirations and an impediment to the fulfillment of sustainable development goals, said Noah.

He said that his office, ministries and other agencies were directed to establish Integrity Committees comprising of staff members identified and designated to act as ethics and integrity champion, an initiative to promote ethical conduct and integrity.

The training aims to capacitate you, the Integrity Committees, not only to understand your roles but also to ensure compliance with accepted ethical values and standards, thereby reduce the risk of corruption, said Noah.

He further added that Ethics have been identified as a cornerstone in managing public institutions, especially the preventative element of the right against corruption, it therefore requires that ethics be championed more vigorously.

The training started on 23 September and it will go on until the end of October.

Source: Namibia Press Agency