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CHRAJ holds workshop on Code of Conduct for public officers
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General News of Friday, 7 August 2009

Source: GNA

CHRAJ holds workshop on Code of Conduct for public officers

Kumasi, Aug. 7, GNA - The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has held a consultative forum on the draft Code of Conduct for public officials in Kumasi.

Attended by heads of department, agencies, institutions and directors of organizations in the region, it provided the platform for the participants to deliberate on and make input into the document. Mr. Charles Anyimado, Director of the Commission in-charge of anti-corruption, said this formed part of continuing efforts to develop systems and strategies to promote integrity, probity and accountability in the public service.

"It is also to build and sustain public capacity to combat corruption and related misconduct of public service workers", he said. Mr. Anyimado said the Code was generic and that after its completion public agencies, bodies and institutions would have to develop their in-house codes, elaborating on the general principles of the code. Mr. Richard Quayson, Deputy Commissioner, Anti-Corruption and Education Department of CHRAJ, said the objective was to provide guidelines and principles to improve public life.

He said it was also to re-assure the public that those holding public office could not use their position to pursue their selfish ends. Mrs. Janet Fofie, a member of the Public Services Commission, said efforts would be made by the Commission to make the Code a living document for public officers and to enhance voluntary compliance.

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