Always serve with integrity, MANRED staff reminded

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Nov 21: Civil servants must be aware of their roles when carrying out their duties to serve the community.

This advice came from Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development (MANRED) Permanent Secretary Datu Ik Pahon Joyik to some 460 staff, including those from related agencies, at the ministry’s Integrity Day held at a hotel here today.

The event was launched by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

“I’m proud that this event recorded over 85 per cent attendance even though some couldn’t be present today.

“This Integrity Day is significant to remind us of our role as civil servants in carrying out our duty as frontliners to serve our clients and community,” he said.

Staff of MANRED and related agencies in a photo with Ik Pahon (seated, fourth from left) and Uggah (seated, fourth from right) while showing the oath of integrity that they have signed.

Ik Pahon reiterated that their approaches must be in line with the State Civil Service Transformation Plan 2010-2020.

“Among the six values in the Plan to be observed to enhance integrity include honesty and being true to ourselves and clients.

“As such, we should not only talk but need to look into and refer to various cases on what should be done as civil servants,” he emphasised.

Ik Pahon reminded that it was up to the individuals to uphold the principle of integrity, commitment to transparency as well as resistance to corruption.

With many projects to be implemented by the ministry, he urged all staff to be committed in order to achieve the ministry’s vision of becoming a net exporter of food in the region.

The staff also took and signed an oath of integrity at the gathering. — DayakDaily