Sokoine University of Agriculture

Work and Human Ethics in Public Service in Malawi

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dc.contributor.author Mphepo, P. J.
dc.contributor.author Muhanga, M. I.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-29T05:48:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-29T05:48:32Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Mphepo, P.J. and Muhanga, M.I. (2019). Work and Human Ethics in Public Service in Malawi.The East African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Volume 1, Issue 2, 97-103 en_US
dc.identifier.issn ISSN: 2619-8894 (Online), 2619- 8851 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3193
dc.description The East African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2019; 1 (2): 97-103 en_US
dc.description.abstract The effectiveness of the public service in most of the least developed countries (LDCs) is highly questionable. Malawi is not an exception. The government of Malawi launched a code of ethics and conduct in 2013 basically to enhance the delivery of quality services to the public. Despite that, the media has been almost daily reporting a lot of misconduct and malpractices in the public service including non-adherence of the Public servants' work ethics, embezzlement of public resources, corruption, among others. This article discusses work ethics and human ethics in Malawi. A documentary research method was used in collecting relevant information from peer-reviewed journals, conference papers, and the media. Different search engines and databases were used in information search. The search strategy involved key words such as work ethics, human ethics, public service, Malawian public service', misconduct and malpractices in the public service, Public servants' work ethics, embezzlement of public resources, corruption, among others. The literature search identified a total of 2,132 references related to a set of specified search terms. Only Sixty (60) studies met the final criteria for review. The study found out that most of these misconducts are taking place because of the low salaries civil servants receive, lack of knowledge about the work ethics and code of conduct, weaker structures enforcing the code of ethics, shortage of staff, lack of resources in the government and also because of lack of proper channels for reporting unethical behaviour. Non-adherence to work ethics has resulted into poor services being delivered. This, therefore, calls for a need for the government for sensitization of staff on work ethics and improve working condition in the public service. In recruitment, the government has to make sure that it employs that have good reputation of work ethics in their previous employment and there has to be a routine performance appraisal. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject Work ethics en_US
dc.subject Human ethics en_US
dc.subject Public service en_US
dc.subject Malawi en_US
dc.title Work and Human Ethics in Public Service in Malawi en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://eajssh.sua.ac.tz:9093/index.php/EAJSSH/article/view/28 en_US


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