Integrity Academy Joins Hands with Kilifi County in Integrity Champions Training
26.08.19: The National Integrity Academy in partnership with EACC’s Upper Coast Regional Office has rolled out a one-week Integrity Assurance Officers training for 30 Kilifi County Ward administrators.
The Academy, which is the training arm of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, aims to promote a culture of integrity in all sectors of society. It also seeks to enhance the capacity of agencies, institutions and practitioners to combat and prevent corruption and unethical practices.
The purpose of the training, which was rolled out at Sunrise Resort and Spa in Mombasa, is to equip trainees with knowledge, skills and tools with which to promote ethics, integrity and good governance. It is considered vital since corruption prevention is one of the performance contracting annual targets on which institutions are supposed to report progress on a quarterly basis to EACC.
The training covers topics such as the psychology of corruption and shaping organizational culture that enhances service delivery. Participants will be required to prepare and thereafter implement corruption prevention plans.
EACC Commissioner Rose Mghoi Macharia said at the launch ceremony that, “it is the responsibility of all of us to provide services promptly, and to ensure efficient implementation of the development programmes and projects initiated by the Government”.
She asked the officials to adhere to integrity especially in service delivery, to pursue wider moral principles in the public interest and to demonstrate commitment in the transfer and practice of the knowledge and skills required during the training.
The Deputy Director of the Academy, Dr. Purity Gitonga, reminded the participants that the training was crucial since they were the overseers and implementers charged with ensuring that” integrity is mainstreamed in all procedures, processes and policies of their respective areas. At the same time, she thanked Kilifi County for joining hands with the Academy and the Commission in mainstreaming ethics, integrity and anti-corruption.
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