Nongprue civil servants and council members were schooled in anti-corruption efforts and vowed to uphold the image of the sub-district’s government at a Pattaya-area seminar.
Mayor Mai Chaiyanit presided over the March 9 meeting at the Eastern Grand Palace hotel for more than 100 council members and government employees.
The meeting had three objectives: to improve the behavior and services provided and ensure no corruption is involved; boost the skills of municipal staffers by creating a positive image of Nongprue as a clean organization; and cooperate on ways to wipe out and prevent corruption in the future.
Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit chairs the seminar on Moral Ethics and Anti-Corruption.
Lecturers from the Anti-Corruption Department of Chonburi were invited to provide methods on how to prevent corruption.
Wattanachai Somee, director of the office, spoke about situations in a corrupted government and explained the penalties of taking bribes. Videos were shown, educating attendees about how to improve morals and ethics, creating a better image for the governance and society.
Wattanachai said it is easy for people to accept bribes and that the supposed power they gain goes to their head, depriving citizens of public services. The goal of the seminar was to raise the awareness that councilors, civilians and municipal staffers should not be taking the easy way out, as it is a crime.
Residents who experience corruption can contact a hotline at 1206 or visit the Anti-Corruption Department of Chonburi on Surasak Second Road in Sriracha. For more information, contact 038-328-234.