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FICAC Wants Ethical Leaders, Students Told

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) is recognising young people as the leaders of tomorrow and are encouraging them to be ethical in their leadership. FICAC’s manager corruption prevention
05 Apr 2017 11:00
FICAC Wants Ethical Leaders, Students Told
Head prefects from eight different schools at the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption youth leaders seminar on ethical leadershipat Labasa Civic Centre yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) is recognising young people as the leaders of tomorrow and are encouraging them to be ethical in their leadership.

FICAC’s manager corruption prevention Kolora Naliva highlighted this at the opening of the youth leaders’ seminar on ethical leadership at Labasa Civic Centre yesterday.

She said this was part of commemorating FICAC’s 10 year anniversary.

Speaking to the heads of eight secondary schools, who were accompanied by their teachers, Ms Naliva said ethical leadership requires ethical leaders who do the right thing and lead by good example.

“It is about knowing your core values,” Ms Naliva said.

“This seminar is in line with one of the major focuses for the commission, which is building young minds to have a culture of resistance towards unethical values and corruption in society.

“Every day the commission strives to designing and developing new initiatives of infiltrating the mindsets of society with the intention that we are able to change the perception of corruption for the better.

“And as well as moulding your personalities so that it becomes a driving force to you as future leaders to live a life free of corruption.

“As student leaders, you must display good qualities of an ethical leader every day, as this will inspire others who look up to you,” she said.

“It is crucial that you as young leaders are well aware of the situations that can lead to ethical dilemma, is that you are solution orientated in the approach to problem solving.

“We believe that ethical leadership is essential for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders as ethical leaders strive to do what is right and what is good.”

Meanwhile, the FICAC chief investigator of North Division, Ilaisa Bacau, in an interview, said if any student has any information about corruption, he or she could visit their office and information would be kept confidential.

“Our officers are conducting awareness in quarterly basics in the Northern Division visiting schools, villages, settlements and Government departments,” Mr Bacau said.

“Some of the common cases in Labasa are abuse of office and obtaining office by deception.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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