KUNA : Nazaha underlines anti-corruption awareness, transparency principles’ importance – Security – 22/04/2024 – Kuwait News Agency

KUNA : Nazaha underlines anti-corruption awareness, transparency principles’ importance – Security – 22/04/2024 – Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, April 22 (KUNA) -- Vice President of Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) Counselor Nawaf Al-Mahamel underscored Monday the importance of raising awareness about corruption risks, prevention methods, and promoting transparency and integrity at every level.

Al-Mahamel stated during his speech at the opening of the inaugural "First Performance" conference, held in collaboration with the British Embassy, that anti-corruption efforts are not limited to a specific entity, underlining that they constitute an integrated system where roles are distributed among all entities, based on their ethical, professional, and national responsibilities.

He welcomed participants to this conference aimed at implementing the codes of conduct launched by the Civil Service Comission for government institutions, aligning with the vision of administrative reform in the public sector outlined in the government's agenda, which includes enhancing the integrity and transparency of public sector performance.

The United Nations Convention against Corruption, signed by Kuwait in 2003, urged the need for parties to the convention to develop and disseminate codes or ethical standards to ensure proper, reputable, and sound performance in public positions, he added.

International and local efforts to combat and prevent corruption have increased in recent years, within a framework known as "preventive measures," which focuses on establishing administrative and legal