In the year 2014, management of the National Council for Construction (NCC) initiated the establishment of an Integrity committee. The committee was established, with the help of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia (ACC), and comprises 5 members that include the Chairperson and Secretary that are elected among the members.
The Integrity Committee is an in-house vehicle used to cultivate a culture of zero tolerance to corruption in the organisation. Although in its infancy, the Integrity Committee is quickly gaining recognition within the Council.
Role of the Integrity Committee
Viewed as a hallmark in Management’s resolve to institutionalise the fight against corruption, the Integrity Committee has the following roles.
- Promote transparency and minimise opportunities for corruption by spearheading and facilitating the process of corruption prevention in NCC.
- To implement an institutionally tailored Corruption Prevention Action Plan and budget in consultaion with senior management at the ACC. The plan will focus on interventions that are aimed at reducing opportunities for corruption.
- Participate in the training of staff in ethics, integrity and anti-corruption strategies and enlsit support and understanding of these issues from staff.
- Provide an efficient and transparent monitoring and reporting mechanism to expose unethical conduct and corruption.
- Receive, consider and provide redress on all complaints emanating from within and outside the organisation relating to ethical issues and hindrances to efficient and effective service delivery.
- Refer all complaints that are beyond our competence to appropriate agencies/authorities for appropriate remedy/action.
- Prepare quarterly reports for submission by the Executive Director to the Secretary to the Cabinet through the ACC highlighting the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan.