Tuesday, 30 May 2023 01:55 GMT

Workshop On Code Of Conduct, Public Officials Integrity Concludes

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

Doha, Qatar: The Ministry of Finance in cooperation with Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA), organised a workshop on the Code of Conduct and Integrity of Public Officials concluded, with the participation of several of the ministry's leaders and employees.

The workshop comes within the framework of the Ministry's efforts to develop and support the skills of its employees, and to consolidate the concepts and standards of integrity and transparency. The workshop also aims to introduce the Code of Conduct and Integrity of Public Officials, and motivate adherence to the provisions stipulated in this regard.

During the workshop, a group of specialists from ACTA reviewed the Code of Conduct and Integrity of Public Officials issued as per Cabinet Resolution No. 18 of 2020, which is made up of 19 articles that apply to government bodies.

Director of ACTA's Control and Development Department Amal Al Kuwari affirmed that the Code of Conduct and Integrity of Public Officials comes as an implementation of what was affirmed by the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as the code emphasises the promotion of the ethics of public offices in order to achieve the highest indicators of integrity and transparency in the country, enhance confidence in public offices, and provide more protection for public money.

Al Kuwari said that the authority provides state employees and financial institutions with many trainings related to integrity and behaviour, and helps these bodies to promote the best procedures that prevent corruption and protect public money.

The workshop addressed the most prominent definitions related to the public office and the ethics of work and public offices, emphasizing the role of religion in perpetuating moral compass, the impact of socialization, and the importance of individual awareness of the ethics of work and public offices. The workshop also addressed the benefits of applying business ethics, giving several examples from for-profit companies and government institutions around the globe.

The workshop included defining the basic rules of public office ethics and mechanisms for building professional values and culture based on the principles of honesty and defining the relationships between employees and their superiors, subordinates and colleagues.

The workshop also dealt with job competencies, the articles of the Code of Conduct and Integrity and their relationship to the work environment, as well as the rules and behaviour of public employees.


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