An Overview of the Commission

Origin

The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption was created following the enactment of the Corruption Prevention Act (2001). The Corruption Prevention Act (2001) came into effect on the 1st of May 2001 and the associated Regulations became effective on the 1st of January 2003. Section 5 of the Act establishes the Commission’s functions as:

· “To receive and keep on record statutory declarations furnished by public servants pursuant to this Act;
· To examine such statutory declarations and to request from a public servant any information relevant to a statutory declaration made by him, which in its opinion would assist it in its examination;
· To make such independent enquires and investigations relating to a statutory declaration as it thinks necessary;
· To receive and investigate any complaint regarding an act of corruption;
· To conduct an investigation in an act of corruption on its own initiative, if it is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for such investigation”

Mandated with the responsibility of reducing and preventing corruption in the Public Sector, the Commission’s functions are directed by a five (5) member Commission. This comprises the Auditor General and four other members appointed by the Governor General in consultation with the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition. The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary Manager assisted by an Executive Secretary. Under the Secretary Manager’s leadership, the day to day operations are manned by a Director of Corporate Services, a Junior Secretary, Investigators, Financial Analysts, a Records Officer, Data Entry Clerks, an Office Attendant and a Driver.


The Corruption Prevention Act (2001) and The Corruption Prevention Regulations (2003) require the following groups of public servants to file statutory declarations:-

· Public Servants whose total emoluments exceed $2m annually
· Public servants whose posts are listed in Parts 1 and 2 of the Regulations issued under the Act;
· Any other groups of public officers that the Commission may request to file from time to time.

In August 2012, the Hon Min of Justice named the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption as the designated authority for the purposes of the Protected Disclosure Act.

Our Core Values ETHICS

 

E - Elevate and Ensure

Elevate the performance standards of Public Officers
Ensure confidentiality of all matters

T - Transform

Transform society’s perception of the Public Sector

H - Heighten

Heighten awareness of the Corruption Prevention Act

I - Investigate

Investigate alleged breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act

C - Create and Communicate

Create a culture of trust
Communicate respectfully to all stakeholders

S - Seek

Seek employees of high integrity

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