EO 333 – Abimbola Olowa

Gauteng Department of Agricultural and Rural Development
Chief Director: Legal Services

Why did you attend the Ethics Officer programme?
I was appointed to serve as the Ethics Officer for the Department and establish an Ethics Committee.  I identified the Programme as essential in that it would assist me in understanding my responsibilities as an Ethics Officer. 


How did it benefit you personally?
The interaction with other individuals from other organisations was invaluable.  It also exposed me to a better understanding of how to build a culture of ethics in an organisation.  

How is it benefiting your company?
The Programme provided me with a better understanding of ethics in an organization and it was easy to adapt what I learnt to a government department.  The Ethics Committee has been set up and I have been able to use lessons learned during the Programme to put in place an ethics management plan.  The culture of ethics in the Department is improving with the continued awareness on ethics.