Forty-six permanent employees of the Ministry of Human Settlements and Development (MHSD) of the BARMM took their oath of moral governance, solemnized by Bangsamoro Grand Mufti and Executive Director of the Darul Ifta’ Sheikh Abuhuraira A. Udasan on February 16, 2021 simultaneously held at the Al Nor Convention Center, Cotabato City and at the MHSD Satellite Office in Marawi City.

They, all together, pledged to perform their duties and responsibilities with utmost dedication, devotion, honesty, justice, integrity, completely devoid of all evils in government, especially graft and corruption.

The activity was the extension of the previously conducted Oathtaking Ceremony held on December 4, 2020, at the New Dawn Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.

Minister Atty. Hamid Aminoddin D. Barra reminded the employees of his pieces of advice during the previous oathtaking ceremony and further emphasized the importance of everyone’s actions for the hereafter, comparing an office setup to life, death, and what is in-between.

“I wish everyone of us will have the sustaining power in order to perform our duties with excellence and perfection and to surpass all the challenges and struggles”, Minister Barra said.

Meanwhile, Director General Esmael W. Ebrahim, before introducing the Grand Mufti, reminded the employees that with all their acts, they are not only responsible to the ones they serve but ultimately, to the Almighty Allah.

Before leading the oath of moral governance, Mufti Udasan delivered a lecture by retelling stories of leaders from the Qur’an. After quoting and translating several significant verses, Mufti Udasan simplified the definition of moral governance and enumerated its salient features such as justice, integrity, honesty, consultation, and righteousness.

After taking their oath, the employees were oriented on the ministry’s disbursement process flow through the presentations of Accountant III Jasmin Macarimbang, Budget Officer III Sharabai Hasim, Cashier III Nasibah Pangca, as well as on the Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees explained by Legal Officer Atty. Nasiha Mamarungcas.

Chief Administrative Officer Nomaire Madid closed the program prompting the group to always make use of their common sense in doing things and in decision-making as they continue carrying out their responsibilities.