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Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC)
Corruption Prevention

To audit systems within government and parastatal institutions to detect loopholes that influence corruption. This is done through routine assignment studies.

The function of this unit is to audit systems within government and parastatal institutions to detect loopholes that influence corruption. This is done through routine assignment studies which upon completion recommendations are made to the concerned body.
The major role of Corruption Prevention Prong is to reduce opportunities for corruption in government departments and public bodies and advice private sector organization on corruption prevention.
The prong does this through:
1. Assignment Studies
This is a critical examination of the systems and procedures (policy, legislation, organizational procedures and instructions), involved in a defined area of activity within an organization. The purpose is to identify existing weaknesses in the system and to recommend methods of improvement.
2. Workshops / Seminars
The Corruption Prevention prong provides management oriented presentations for management of organizations with the aim of improving quality of management. They also conduct corruption prevention seminars. The corruption prevention techniques include: 

•  The introduction and adoption of Codes of Conduct and Ethics, Transparency, Accountability  
•  Corruption Prevention Measures
•  Corruption Risk Assessment

3. Secondments of DCEC officers to Government Ministries.
This is an anti-corruption initiative of seconding officer to other government ministries. It is intended to promote anti-corruption culture in ministerial operations by:

•  providing in-house anti-corruption advise,
•  evaluating the effectiveness of existing anti-corruption initiatives 
•  forming new Corruption Prevention Committees and building capacity on existing ones
•  Facilitating development of new anti-corruption strategies.

4. Consultancy Services
The Corruption Prevention prong provides expeditious consultation services to public sector organizations when new procedures or policies are being formulated. They also provide consultation services when quick corruption prevention advice is called for. They can also assist in development Codes of Ethics.
5. Corruption Prevention Committee
This is a forum meant to spearhead strategies and initiatives in Government Ministries and to mainstream anti corruption measures. Their responsibility is to keep a constant check on organizational operations and procedures and ensure that there are no opportunities for corruption.

•  Ensure prioritization, integration, coordination and implementation of corruption prevention programmes
•  Receive and review reports on corruption and take appropriate action
•  Sensitize public servants on causes and consequences of corruption
•  Develop positive attitudes and behavior in public servants.

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