EACC Facilitates A Leadership And Integrity Workshop For The Kenya Ports Authority
EACC Vice-Chairperson, Commissioner Sophia Lepuchirit (seated 4th left), KPA Chairman, General (Rtd.) Joseph Kibwana (seated 4th right) with EACC staff and other members of KPA Management during the Leadership and Integrity Workshop at the North Coast Beach Hotel
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission facilitated a Workshop on Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity for the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). The Workshop, which targeted the Board of Directors, General Managers, Heads of Departments and Integrity Assurance Officers (IAOs) from the institution took place from 3rd to 7th September 2018 at the North Coast Beach Hotel in Kikambala, Kilifi County. The Workshop was meant to inculcate a culture of good governance, ethics and integrity in KPA.
The five-day Workshop was oficially opened on 3rd September, 2018 by the EACC Vice-Chairperson, Commissioner Sophia Lepuchirit. During her keynote address, Commissioner Lepuchirit said that it was incumbent upon the Board of Directors to take cognizance of the immense responsibilities vested in them and make it their business to clean up the port by addressing themselves to both the individuals and systemic issues that allow or encourage corruption in port operations. She added that it was the only way that KPA would effectively play its role in support of the ongoing Government efforts to combat corruption and impunity.
The Commissioner made several recommendations to the KPA Board of Directors, including carrying out thorough due diligence and vetting of all new employees to ensure suitability in all aspects and to confirm authenticity of academic papers before hiring them.