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Energy Ministry’s Response to Oil And Gas Sector Corruption Allegations: A Commitment to Ethical Governance

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February 1, 2024/Leonard Witbeen

Eshioshange Ten Hasheela, the Chief Public Relations Officer  of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, addressed the circulating allegations of corruption within the Ministry. The statement emphasizes the Ministry’s commitment to executing its mandate ethically, without bias, and in accordance with existing legal provisions.

Hasheela acknowledged the existence of a letter circulating on social media that makes serious allegations regarding corruption within the Ministry. In response, the Chief PRO took the opportunity to clarify the Ministry’s stance and reassure the public of its dedication to upholding ethical standards in the execution of its responsibilities.

“The Ministry of Mines and Energy acknowledged that it is aware of the letter circulating on social media making allegations on corruption at the Ministry,” Hasheela stated. “The Ministry would like then to make it clear that we commit to execute the mandate of the Ministry ethically, without fear or favour, and also in accordance with the existing legal provisions.”

Furthermore, Hasheela highlighted the Ministry’s unequivocal stand against corruption, emphasizing that corrupt practices would not be tolerated. The commitment extends to holding those involved in corrupt activities accountable, reinforcing the Ministry’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards of integrity.

“We, therefore, want to assure the public that the Ministry does not condone corruption in any form, and it’s our duty to hold those that are corrupt to account,” Hasheela affirmed.

The Chief PRO expressed the Ministry’s dedication to being responsible stewards of natural resources, emphasizing their determination to fulfill this commitment. The statement concludes with gratitude, thanking the public for their attention and providing assurance that the Ministry will make every effort to live up to its commitment to ethical governance.

As the Ministry of Mines and Energy confronts these allegations, the public can expect a continued focus on transparency, accountability, and the ethical utilization of natural resources. The statement serves as a reaffirmation of the Ministry’s commitment to maintaining public trust and fostering responsible governance in the energy sector.

Written by: Leonard Witbeen

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