‘‘Our rich cultural heritage is the symbol of righteousness and honesty; we need to preserve and promote our values and social mores. And this could only be possible when all of us behave judiciously thus leaving no room for corrupt practices; it will lay the foundation for altogether new Ethiopia,’’ said Arba Minch University President, Dr Feleke Woldeyes. Click here to see Pictures. Dr Feleke was speaking during a brief orientation organized by Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of Ethiopia (FEACC) for AMU community at Main Campus on January 21, 2015.
The main objective was to make people aware about the movement started by the Federal Government to encourage their participation to tackle corruption and inculcate ethical behavior. This orientation is the result of agreement between the Ministry of Education and Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to free the nation from this insidious element.
The resource persons were top-level consultants from the Commission, Mr Abebe Zewede and Mr Mesued. Half-day orientation was based on five-steps mainly to implement and promote good governance in the universities by establishing Anti-Corruption Directorates.
Thereafter, to man the directorate with skilled professionals, form university-level committee like 11-member Arba Minch University Good Governance Committee (AMUGGC) which was formulated last week.
The above committee will be headed by university President, Academic Affairs Vice President, Dr Agena Anjulo will be his deputy. Director of Anti-Corruption Directorate, Mr Mahe Bodda, is the member-secretary of the panel.
Orienting the university community is the prime motto of the Commission and to conduct institutional evaluation with regard to good governance and whole lot of cross-cutting issues i.e. gender issues, administrative and logistical problems etc.
Mr Mahe, said, ‘‘This kind of orientation have marked the paradigm shift in the functioning of the Commission, because previously they were just listening to the whistle blower, but now the way they handle the vexed issue of corruption and unethical behavior is more broad-based which has strengthened the mandate of the Committee.’’
Vice Presidents, Dr Guchie Gulie, Dr Yechale Kebede, deans, directors, admin staff, representatives of students and others attended the meeting.

(By Corporate Communication Directorate: Philips Joseph)