ICAC bill

ICAC promise yet to be fulfilled

Transparency International PNG says to date, the ICAC bill has not been passed. It is still overdue for tabling in Parliament.

“The ICAC is intended to be an independent constitutional body that will have powers to investigate, arrest and prosecute cases of corruption in both the public and private sector, working alongside existing law enforcement agencies,” said TIPNG Policy and Advocacy Manager, Yuambari Haihuie.

Parliament resumes tomorrow

The main discussion for the session will be on the 2018 National Budget and other bills like the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) bill. 

The 2018 National Budget will be the main agenda of discussion as the country is currently facing economic crisis due to low commodity prices in the world market.

Many critics have described the country’s economy as aligned by PNG’s public debt levels, which have been exploding. 

Critics described the actual size of the increase as three-fold - from K8.4 billion in 2012 to at least K23.9 billion in 2017.