EACC Trains National Research Fund on Anti-Corruption Strategies
06.04.2023: The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has in the furtherance of its corruption prevention mandate continued to build the capacity of government agencies to establish and implement effective anti-corruption measures.
The latest agency to benefit from the anti-corruption capacity building is the National Research Fund (NRF), whose Corruption Prevention Committee, composed of senior officers, has been taken through specialized training the Commission.
The program, held in Nakuru from 3rd to 6th April 2023, was aimed at enhancing the capacity of the agency to prevent the occurrence of corruption and unethical conduct in its operations.
The program was officially opened by the Fund’s Chief Executive Officer Professor Dickson Andala and EACC Senior Education Officer Fredrick Mainda.
In his opening remarks, Prof Andala observed that the anti-corruption training will bolster the Fund’s commitment to deliver impactful services to the public in line with its core mandate.
Terming the Fund’s operations as highly prone to corruption, Prof Andala thanked the Commission for facilitating the program which he noted would go a long way in ensuring that all resources under the management of the Fund are prudently utilized. “The Fund will implement a host of preventive measures that were highlighted by EACC to seal any loopholes conducive to corruption and unethical conduct,” he added.
On his part, Mr Mainda said that EACC continues to mainstream corruption prevention in public institutions as a strategy for ensuring efficient, transparent and accountable public service delivery. “This training seeks to instill good corporate governance practices in NRF to effectively and efficiently carry out their statutory mandate of mobilizing and disbursing resources for research,” Mr Mainda said. He urged public and private sector agencies to engage EACC for technical support and advisories on strengthening their accountability systems.
The National Research Fund is a state agency under the Ministry of Education established pursuant to section 32 of the Science Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Act of 2013. Its mandate is to facilitate research for the advancement of science, technology and innovation.
The program was facilitated by EACC officers Fredrick Mainda and Nephat Mbau.