Corruption is believed to be rife in the PFA sector …and sometimes communities believe that corruption is part of the sector.
Irregular expenditures, Fruitless and wasteful expenditures…, unauthorised expenditures may not necessarily be corruption but they may be signs of expenditure management weaknesses and they need to be addressed.
If one were to interview school children, university students…, senior citizens, etc. on their view about government and its PFA sector, the possible comments would revolve around corruption. Often government institutions are reported to be run by highly corrupt individuals and most people may find it impossible to see government as a professionally and ethically driven institution.
Given the rife corruption history of the PFA sector and government units…, CGA prescribes the following for its members:
- All members of CGA including the student chapter have to comply conduct with the Code of ethics at all times in and outside their places of professional practice.
- PFA sector must be and be seen to be a professional and ethics driven environment.
- All members must report the corrupt and unethical conduct and activities that affect their working environment to CGA with immediate effect and CGA will notify the appropriate authorities.
- All corrupt activities must be addressed and published.
- Members with hidden unethical and corrupt activities have an opportunity to confess their unethical behaviour even before they become known and if they do, they will be subjected to less severe punishment which may include amongst others, community work.
- All members reported and proven to be corrupt, will be subjected to severe penalties.
- Corrupt members shall with their approval be subjected to rehabilitation programs strictly monitored by the relevant body.
- All members are required to attend at least one ethics training per year.
- Ethics workshops will also be extended to student chapter.