AFC BOARD SIGNS THE CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS 2019
22nd August, 2019. AFC recognizes the enduring importance of acting ethically at all times and in ensuring that its business practices meet the highest standards of integrity in line with its values. Therefore, Ethics and integrity stands at the apex of everything the Corporation does. In this regard, on 22nd August 2019 AFC Board led by the Chairman Hon. Franklin Bett signed a Code of Conduct & Ethics to promote a culture of ethical performance which is a key tenet of good corporate governance. The code has been developed in line with AFC’s values and is intended as a source of direction and guidance for AFC’s actions and decisions internally and in its interactions with stakeholders and the public. The workshop facilitated by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) provided a platform for AFC to rally its leadership and staff towards professionalism and a zero tolerance to corruption. Speaking during the ceremony, the Corporation’s Managing Director, Mr. Lucas Meso said that the Corporation has consistently championed the National Values and Stipulations of Chapter Six in its activities, “We have instituted several measures such as a Whistleblowing Policy aimed at fostering a culture of integrity and accountable service.” “AFC has also put in place several measures to fight corruption such as, enhancing integrity during its service delivery and enhancing good governance and ethics through training of its Integrity Assurance Officers and Corruption Prevention Committees” He said. AFC Board Chairman Hon. Franklin Bett said, “The code of conduct and ethics is essential to all of us given the fact that it is a central guide and reference in supporting day- to day -decision making. This occasion of signing of the Code of Ethics by my Board, marks an important milestone in the efforts so far made to turn around the fortunes of the Corporation.” He also urged participants to uphold Chapter six of the constitution. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 provides, under Chapter 6, for leadership and integrity of all public officers is predicated upon the assumption that state officers are the nerve Centre of the Republic and carry the highest level of responsibility in the management of state affairs and, therefore, state officer’s conduct should be beyond reproach. ”Kindly circulate the Chapter six of the constitution to my board and all staff members” He suggested This means that under the Constitution Kenyans decreed that those whose conduct does not bring honour, public confidence and integrity have no place in the management of public affairs. Hon. Bett further reminded the participants that the greater calling of the staff is the promotion of professionalism and public good through values driven activities. “I wish to reaffirm the Board’s readiness to support the specific commitments that have been made in the pledges to fight corruption in the Corporation and in the country.” Ms.Diana Muia and Zeinab Mukar Ali from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) urged leadership of AFC to commit to best practices and sensitize staff on the importance of taking personal responsibility against corruption.