An accountability advocacy organization has launched a campaign to award public servants in the health and education sector who are exuding honesty in their work.

Speaking at the launch of Integrity Icon Zimbabwe on Thursday in Harare, Accountability Lab Zimbabwe’s Program and Campaign Manager Grace Chirenje said the campaign aims to inculcate integrity to be the norm in public service.

“The campaign aims to celebrate individuals working in the health and education sector who go beyond the call of duty and we want to ensure that integrity becomes the norm and not an exception.”

“So we intend to name and fame honest public servants and the programme starts in Harare, Bulawayo and Goromonzi where we will be calling citizens to nominate individuals of their choice who are doing extremely well in the public service,” revealed Chirenje.

She also said nomination is being extended to judges who will then select the best.

The organization believes that through the campaign they are going to realize a paradigm shift towards ethical conduct and improve accountability.

Originally published in Radio VOP