Roads and Civil Engineering Contractors Association Kenya develops code of conduct for members

Roads and Civil Engineering Contractors Association has developed a code of conduct for its members. The code of conduct calls for the members to uphold and enhance the honour, integrity and dignity of the engineering profession and shall  knowingly  engage  in  business  or  professional  practices  of  fraudulent,  dishonest  or  unethical nature.

The code also calls for transparency in procurement and execution of projects.

1.1  The  above  code  has  been  drafted  pursuant  to  the  objectives  of Roads and Civil Engineering Contractors Association as  provided  for  under rule  2  (a)  of  RACECA  constitution  which  provides,  inter  alia,  that  RACECA  ”  shall  operate as  a  self-regulating body charged with developing a code of conduct, enforcing the same among its members and generally upholding professionalism in the field of road construction and civil engineering”.

1.2 A code of conduct may be defined as; “A  set of moral  principles accepted  by  society or  a  group  of  people to  govern  relationships among themselves and with third parties including the general public” “Principles, values, standards, or rules of behaviour that guide the decisions, procedures and systems   of   an   organization   in   a   way   that   (a)   contributes   to   the   welfare   of   its   key stakeholders, and (b) respects the rights of all constituents affected by its operations.”

1.3  Though  generally  a  code  of  conduct  does  not  have  the  force  of  law,  it  is  nonetheless  expected that   those   who   subscribe   to   it   will   observe   and   adhere   to   it   for   orderly   running   of   their group/organization.  In  the  case  of  RACECA,  it  is  expected  that  any  violation  of  the  Code  will  be  a misconduct  for  which  a member  may  be  expelled  from  the  Association  under rule  4  (b) of  RACECA constitution.

1.4 The draft code 1.0 the code of conduct has therefore been drafted taking into account the above principles and the provisions of RACECA constitution.  1.1 Members are therefore requested to formally approve this draft for finalization and signature by members since no comments have been submitted on the draft as agreed during the last RACECA meeting.