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ANTI CORRUPTION DAY 2023 – DECEMBER 9, 2023

Hon. Nigel Clarke, DPhil., MP
Hon. Nigel Clarke, DPhil., MP

Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

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­­­­­­­­­­­Kingston, Jamaica: Friday, December 8, 2023

THEME: UNCAC AT 20: UNITING THE WORLD AGAINST CORRUPTION.

LETTER TO THE CITIZENS OF JAMAICA FROM THE REVENUE PROTECTION DEPARTMENT (RPD)

Dear Citizen of Jamaica,On behalf of the Revenue Protection Department (RPD), we extend our warmest greetings as we join the global anti-corruption community in observing Anti-Corruption Day 2023, the annual marking of our collective commitment to combat corruption and promote transparency, accountability, and integrity in all facets of society.


Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated annually on December 9; this has been so for twenty years. This year’s theme is UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption. UNCAC is the United Nations Convention against Corruption.


As stewards of probity within the public sector and guardians of the public trust, the RPD remains steadfast in its dedication to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct. Corruption, we know, poses a very real and significant threat to the economic and social fabric of our nation, and our resolve to eradicate it is unwavering.


As we reflect on the progress made, we acknowledge the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead including the fact that the threat of corruption to our society looms large.


We celebrate the achievements and fortitude of our dedicated staff and partners who have contributed tirelessly to creating a culture of integrity within, and outside, our organisation. Together, we have implemented robust measures to prevent corruption, fostered a culture of compliance, and enhanced our systems – for the greater good of Jamaica.


In the spirit of this occasion, we call upon all stakeholders — government agencies, private sector entities, civil society, and citizens — to collaborate closely in the fight against corruption. Let us continue to be deliberate and forge a united front, where transparency and accountability prevail, and where corrupt practices find no sanctuary.


We reaffirm our commitment to working with all stakeholders to strengthen our anti-corruption initiatives. We undertake to leverage technology, enhance training programmes, and improve internal processes to ensure the highest standards of integrity and efficiency.


As we mark Anti-Corruption Day 2023, let us renew our pledge to build a Jamaica where justice, peace and accountability are our cornerstones. Together, we can. We can create an enduring legacy and make Jamaica the place to live, work, do business, and raise successful families.


Sincerely,
Revenue Protection Department (RPD)                           

The Hon. Nigel Clarke, D.Phil., MP

Minister of Finance and the Public Service
30 National Heroes Circle, Kingston 4
Tel: (876) 932-4656 / 4660 / 4655
Eml: opedjamaica@gmail.com

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