System Examinations to Seal Corruption Loopholes
08.11.2019: The Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission today launched the Examination into the systems, policies, procedures and practices of the State Department for Housing and Urban Development. Affordable Housing is a key milestone in the Government’s Big Four Agenda and the Examination will be useful in identifying loopholes that may derail efficient and effective implementation of projects in this Department. Further, the Examination will allow EACC to make recommendations for sealing these loopholes.
The System Examination will be conducted in line with the mandate of EACC as stipulated in section 11 (1) (g) and (i) of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2011; which states that the Commission shall:
- Advise, on its own initiative, any person on any matter within its functions; and
- Subject to article 31 of the Constitution, monitor the practices and procedures of public bodies to detect corrupt practices and to secure the revision of methods of work or procedures that may be conducive to corruption practices.
The objectives of the examinations will be to:
- Review the systems, policies, procedures and practices of work at the Department for Housing and Urban Development in order to identify weaknesses, loopholes, avenues and opportunities for corruption; and
- Make recommendations and offer appropriate advice on ways and means of streamlining the systems and sealing the identified loopholes in order to prevent corruption and enhance service delivery in the Department for Housing and Urban Development.
The Commission will then embark on the preparation of a report containing findings and recommendations to be presented to the Cabinet Secretary in a public event. The State Department for Housing and Urban Development will then prepare an implementation plan, which should be submitted to EACC to assist EACC to continuously monitor the progress of implementation and to address emerging issues.
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