Turkana County Public Service Board (TCPSB) members and staff have benefitted from a three-day training by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption team in order to prepare for the wealth declaration exercise.
The exercise, a legal requirement for all employees in the county public service, is set to commence in November 2023 for over a period of one month.
In his remarks, Maj (Rtd) Dr Daniel Ingollan, one of the Board Members said the partnership between the County and the EACC is aimed at ensuring the exercise was in line with the provisions of the Public Officer’s Ethics Act (POEA) 2003.
Dr Ingollan, who is also the Chair of the HR Committee, described the training as an eye opener that equipped them with the necessary skills to oversee the process in accordance with the law.
The training which was held at Eldoret was facilitated by EACC officers of the North Rift Office.
Chair Ingollan divulged that the content of the training will be further cascaded to human resource officers through training of trainers, before rolling it out to the entire County.
Wealth declaration exercise is a mandatory legal requirement for all State and Public Officers as Declaration of Income, Assets, and Liabilities (DIALs) as guided by Article Part 1V of the Public Officers Ethics Act (POEA) of 2003, and Part II of Leadership and Integrity Act (LIA) 2016
Usually, the exercise is undertaken once every two years, upon entry into the service and at the exit stage from the public service.