Malawi gov’t to launch Public Service Charter: Code of Conduct and Ethics for civil servants

Malawi government will launch the Malawi Public Service Charter and the Code of Conduct and Ethics for the country’s public service on Sunday at Civo stadium in Lilongwe.

The launch will be part of the commemoration of the Africa Public Service Day which was declared by the African Union (AU) to celebrate and recognize the value and virtue of public services to communities.

On this day, African continent celebrates and honours the work of the many women and men who devote their lives to diligently serve the people of Africa.

The event will be presided over by Vice President Khumbo Kachali, but President Joyce Banda will make a statement on Saturday, June 22, 2013.

Hawa Ndilowe: Head of  civil service
Hawa Ndilowe: Head of civil service

Malawi will this year join the rest of African countries in commemorating the day under the theme ‘Enhancing an Ethical and Productive Public Service’.

Activities at the main event to commemorate the day, according to Hawa Ndilowe, Chief Secretary to the Government and Head of the Public Service, will include exhibitions from different ministries, department and agencies of government, press conferences beginning from June 24 to June 29 by principal secretaries and other government officials and phone-in programmes where principal secretaries will take questions, queries and commendations from the general public.

The activities will also be replicated at district and local levels in all the 28 districts in the country at designated dates within the year.

Specifically, the objectives of the African Public Service Day are to bring public servants together to commemorate the value and virtue of service delivery improvement to communities they serve, consider the working conditions of men and women who devote their lives to serve the public, encourage positive interest by citizens in the work of public administration, reward good initiatives by public servants and promote professionalism in the delivery of public services, according to Ndilowe.

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