Private sector urged to uphold ethical practice, shun corruption

23May 2020
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Private sector urged to uphold ethical practice, shun corruption

​​​​​​​NATIONAL Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) has called on  workers and private businesses to improve upon internal corporate ethics and also do away with all forms of corruption.

Businesses should strive to be in compliance and obey the various national and traditional laws, regulations and seek to attain the expected standards.

The call was made by the Director of Administration and Human Resources in the Ministry of Agriculture, Hilda Kinanga on behalf of the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Gerald Kusaya at the unveiling of the NFRA Workers Council on Thursday in Morogoro.

“As you know our country is among countries that are  against corruption at work places and the society in general, hence I urge and direct  all employees to abide by public service ethics,” she said and warned of stern legal steps against those who will be  engaging themselves in corrupt practices.

She said the government was aware of various challenges they face in the implementation of their duties including inadequate financial and human resources, issues that make them fail to attain targets.

She said the government through the Ministry of Agriculture will continue with efforts of workers involvement in NFRA’s institutions to strengthen better service delivery of the public.

NFRA chief executive officer (CEO) Milton Lupa said in its two-day sitting members discussed various issues on NFRA and among the agendas was its 2020/21 business plan, implementation report for the third quarter of 2019/20 and going through the draft for the new Public Service Management system.

Lupa appealed to the government through the ministry’s permanent secretary to communicate with the public service management and good governance for having experts for the management of modern silos and warehouses projects soon after their completion.

He also asked the government to allow NFRA to use funds for the construction of modern silos and warehouses to be used for storage of the maize crop as the buying season was just around the corner.