FICAC Spreads Message Around The Country
Corruption hinders economic development, damages private sector integrity and draws off the finances intended to reduce poverty.
The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) started its activities in commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), which is a global event usually marked on December 9 annually.
The Commission is having road shows in the Western, Northern and Central/Eastern divisions.
The road show is a seven-day event, which kicked off on Wednesday and is set to end on December 9.
FICAC is using this time to take its services and products to the communities.
It also wishes to create spaces for people to understand the Commission’s anti–corruption initiatives and to empower individuals to say “No” to corruption.
Complaints officers will be on the road as well, registering queries from the public and providing advice accordingly.
Their 2017 calendar and other informational material will be disseminated to the members of the public.
The IACD 2016 theme is “Enhancing National Cooperation in combating corruption” and it is hoped that this encourages all sectors of the community to practice values of good governance, transparency, integrity and accountability.
FICAC is the legitimate institution in the country to investigate and prosecute corruption related offences in the public sector. In doing this, the Commission also is actively involved in the prevention and education of anti–corruption in the country.
Through the preventative arm of the Commission, it engages public officers in undergoing trainings on good governance, service delivery and anti–corruption based on the values of transparency, integrity and accountability.
Source: Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption