Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority (PMRA) Director General, Mphatso Kawaye, has called on members of staff at the Authority to exemplify professional ethical behaviour and say not to corruption in discharging their duties.
Kawaye made the remarks Friday in Lilongwe when he presided over a half-day corruption awareness meeting for management and staff which was jointly facilitated by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and PMRA’s Institutional Integrity Committee (IIC).
“Our commitment is to be a corruption free zone and each member of staff has a role to play for us to achieve this status and maintain it,” he said.
The Director General further said, by establishing an institutional integrity committee the Authority had demonstrated commitment to the fight against corruption and urged members of staff to rally behind efforts of the IIC in leading the institution in the prevention of the vice.
He then pledged the PMRA Board of Directors’ and management’s support towards activities of the IIC which he said are for the good of the organisation and the country.
among other topics, participants were taken through an overview of the NACS II and mandate of IIC, overview of corruption, and workplace ethics.
PMRA established the IIC in January this year to spearhead the Authority’s efforts in the fight against corruption in line with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACs II), a government policy document in the fight against corruption.
The corruption awareness meeting was part of a series of activities which the IIC is geared to implement in the 2023/24 calendar year.