…AS RENOWED PROFESSORS LECTURE THEM ON ETHICS
The Special Adviser to the Governor and General Manager of Owerri Capital Development Authority, OCDA, Engr. Francis Chukwu, on Wednesday inaugurated newly appointed Revenue Collection Agents, Debt Recovery and Special Taskforce Agents, who performed creditably during an organised interview exercise by the agency recently.
In his address at the event which held at the OCDA chapel, Engr. Francis Chukwu maintained that their appointment was a meritorious one in view of the fact of the transparent interview conducted for them, which he said is in line of following due process in sanitizing the system.
The OCDA helmsman who maintained that their appointment is a call to serve, opined that certain changes have been made in the mode of operation for the agents as this he said is in conformity with the sacrosanct mandate of ensuring sanity and restoration of confidence of the general public towards the state government agency. Some of the changes include; No trespassing into another agents zone as this will attract a fine, also that no RCA and Debt Recovery agent is allowed to impound any property from a construction site because of Site Analysis Report and letter of structural fitness.
Chukwu charged the agents to discharged their duties with highest level of discipline, professionalism, civility and integrity, adding that they should resist every form of compromise, in addition, that they should always inform and explain to developers the reason for coming to seal their site when need arises.
According to him, OCDA is poised to assisting Gov. Hope Uzodimma realise his administration developmental agenda which is anchored on the 3R mantra of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery, therefore their actions must align to the zero tolerance to corruption, illegality and lack of due process.
In their separate lectures at the event two renowned academicians Prof. Benedict Ozurumba, and Prof. Thaddeus Ebiringa from FUTO, urged the agents to be the image of OCDA by being accountable and transparent in conduct.
Guest at the event include, Hon. Ugochukwu Nzekwe, SA to Governor on Public Utility, Prince Eze Ugochukwu,(Public Enlightenment), Sir. Modestus Nwamkpa, among others. While highlight of event was the presentation of engagement letters to the Appointees.