CHRAJ trains Ethics and Compliance officers

mr-richard-quaysonThe Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is training public officers to act as ethics and compliance officers.

The training is to enhance public sector integrity, and empower ethics and integrity officers to act as desk officers for integrity related matters at institutional levels.

The training is being organised by CHRAJ in collaboration with the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) to equip the officers with skills to effectively coordinate integrity issues within their institutions.

The officers are also to act in an advisory capacity on integrity related matters, monitor compliance with the relevant code of conduct and ethics to enhance public sector integrity.

A statement signed by Richard Quayson, the acting Commissioner of CHRAJ, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, explained that the training will also equip the officers with the ability to organise capacity building activities for staff of the institution under the supervision of the head and management of the institution.

The statement said the ethics and compliance officers will also be mandated to plan, develop, implement and sustain integrity programmes within the institution, and act as focal persons to liaise with CHRAJ and the NACAP for support in matters relating to the code of conduct for public officers in particular and integrity in general.

The National Anti-Corruption Action Plan, adopted as the overarching plan to combat corruption in the country, identifies integrity challenges in the country as a major contributor to the high tolerance of corruption in the country.

This calls for the reinforcement of the capacity of public institutions to detect, deter and eliminate risks of corruption in their systems and procedures.

Another objective of the training is to discuss NACAP and the role of MDAs in its implementation. –GNA

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