While the fifth phase government is in the frontline to fight against corruption in its institutions, the Dar Rapid Transit (DART) Agency Chief Executive, Eng. Ronald Lwakatare has instructed all employees working with the Agency at all levels to fulfill their duties within ethical public service guidelines so as to obviate any corruption loopholes.
Eng. Lwakatare gave the order to DART workers during a workshop on negative effects of corruption in public service civil servants September 20, 2018 in Dar es Salaam.
The workshop was facilitated by Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) as part of creating awareness of the vice and waging a war against it in the public service spheres.
The Chief Executive pointed out that in any organization, there are different groups of employees, each having different views on corruption including those who avoid it, others are notorious corrupt and those who are meditating to practise the vice.
He vowed not spare any employee who would dare either to give or receive bribe for the purpose of getting favour while executing their duties in his organization.
He averred that being corrupt is a result of a concerned person not to live ethically saying that a person with integrity will never dare to be corrupt as ethical behavior does not conform to corruption practices.
Eng. Lwakatare said, “For those whose conscience is dead on corruption and those who are planning to join the corruption industry, the government has already set stern measures to punish them including life incarceration. I therefore, urge everyone of you to observe all ethical principles while working with DART whether inside or outside the organization”.
Highlighting the negative impact of condoning corrupt practices in the government, the Head of Community Education, PCCB Kinondoni Region, Mrs. Marcella Salu, said flourishing of corruption in the government would stifle foreign investment, lack of confidence on the government by its people, proliferation of criminal acts, loss of revenue in the government, frustration of people’s rights, among many others.
She said: “In order for civil servants to free themselves from corruption they should avoid avarice, selfishness, or trying to copy other peoples’ life styles including possession of posh cars, good houses while their income does not allow them to live at those high life standards”.The workshop which was facilitated by two PCCB staff, was attended by directors, managers and other staff in the Agency.