2015 Corruption Perceptions Index

Glynn says accountability key to fight corruption

 Speaking after the launch of the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index yesterday, Glynn said efforts so far to hinder corruption in PNG has had little effect.

“It looks as though we are stuck with it and forced to accept that it is a part of normal life in PNG.

“Instead of just seeking justice for those guilty of corruption, why don’t we demand that those in authority over corrupt ones accept responsibility for what their staff or subordinates are doing,” said Glynn.

PNG ranked 139th most corrupt country

This was revealed today in a report by Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) at the Ela Beach Hotel in Port Moresby.

PNG is ranked 139 out of a 168 countries and territories. PNG was ranked 145 out of 175 in the 2014 CPI.

Chairman for TIPNG, Lawrence Stephens said the 2015 CPI showed PNG had scored 25 on a corruption scale of a 100 with 0 (being highly corrupt) and 100 (being very clean).

PNG has scored 25 for the last 4 years since 2012.