The NRFA’s modus operandi is driven by a set of key Core Values of Transparency, Accountability and Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation and Excellence, values critical to the day to day operations of an Agency entrusted with the huge responsibility of mobilising and managing the resource envelop of the entire road sector.
It is for this reason that the Agency through its Integrity Committee (IC) has continuously initiated strategies tobuild capacity in its staffin corruption prevention through trainings.
The Agency through the Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) has conducted a training of 21 Toll Collectors nominated as Focal Point Persons from all the toll stations across the country.
Officiating at the launch of the five day capacity building workshop in Lusaka, Agency Director/CEO Eng. Wallece Mumba noted that the training asserted the Agency’s will and commitment to the highest possible standards of transparency, integrity and accountability in its operations in line with ACC guidelines.
“I wish to extend the Agency’s deepest respect, appreciation and gratitude to the ACC for being the drivers of this key training programme. This, to us is testimony of the commission’s unwavering commitment in building more transparent public institutions. Our Integrity Committee, in liaison with the ACC has been key in ensuring that the Agency’s dealings are above board especially that we are now the Lead Tolls Agent in the implementation of the National Road Tolling Programme which exposes our staff to the handling of actual of cash.”
And speaking at the same function ACC Chief Corruption Prevention Officer Never Sakala said NRFA had set itself apart as a model in the fight against corruption in the country.
“The Background to workshop is that Zambia has implemented a national Anti-Corruption Policy launched in 2006 followed by the implementation strategy in 2009, which uses a three model in fighting corruption. This three thronged approach is that of prevention, investigation, and sensitisation”, he said.
Mr. Sakala said the NRFA had performed well in all the three models cited above and was of the leading examples to other public institutions that were in partnership with the ACC in the fight against the scourge.
He noted that Integrity Committees in both Private and Public Institutions were a vehicle to facilitating the prevention of corruption and malpractices
“At the moment we have 86 public and two private institutions that have implemented integrity committees and NRFA is one of the institutions that launched their Integrity Committee way back in 2010, it is one of the models of the country it has done so well in term of sensitization, I know that from all the parts of the country where you are coming from at least you’ve heard about NRFA and what it has done, it has also developed best practice policy. Together we can become change agents in the fight against corruption.”