Revenue and Customs receives Anti-Corruption Policy
July 7, 2018 4:55 am
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service plays a critical role in the Fijian economy as its raises 90 to 95% of government’s total revenue.
Taking heed of the importance to ensure that tax customs officials are of highest caliber and standards, the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption trained and provided basic information and tools to fight corruption in the organization.
Yesterday, the Revenue and Customs became the first organization in the Fiji and the South Pacific to receive an Anti-Corruption Policy from FICAC.
While receiving the Anti-Corruption Policy, Chief Executive Visvanath Das said this event re-confirms the step Revenue and Customs is taking towards its world class journey.
Das says the policy also sets the platform on how the Revenue and Customs is pro-active towards its operations.
He adds Revenue and Customs are working towards being a world class organization, hence, they need to have certain values to take them to the next level.
Meanwhile, FICAC Principal Corruption Prevention Officer Arti Naidu says “Revenue and Customs has sent out a very strong message not only to its partners but also to stakeholders on ethical leadership.
Naidu says this step shows that Revenue and Customs is proactive about what is happening and how its operations are carried out.
She encouraged the Revenue and Customs staff and management to take the Anti-Corruption Policy and not just live it by example but to be the example and set the benchmark really high for other organizations.