TIPNG

Suspend funding until audit report is released: TIPNG

The anti-corruption NGO said this in response to media reports that National Planning Minister, Richard Maru, was disappointed that the K230 million NID registration system was not working.

“TIPNG shares the Minister’s concern and has been calling for explanations of the loss or possible misuse of at least K24m and efforts to hold those responsible accountable,” said the anti-rot agency.

Release the full Manumanu report!

This report cost taxpayers K2 million. Media outlets have not been given access to the full report into the payment of K46m made to a dubious business entity for land allegedly valued at only K10,000 in Central Province.

TIPNG acknowledges government’s efforts

Stephens said this at the announcement of PNG’s ranking from the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

The ranking put PNG at 136/176 136/176 countries and territories with a score of 28/100.

“Most recently, the government passed laws to fight money laundering and terrorist financing activities.

“This removed PNG from the Financial Action Task Force grey list.

TIPNG: Public institutions must be more open and transparent

Stephens made this statement yesterday after the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranked PNG at a 136/176 countries and territories with a score of 28/100.

“More needs to be done in strengthening and supporting integrity institutions that enforce best practices and regulations with a view to reducing corruption and promoting good governance.

“Equally important is that citizens need to demand accountability from public officials and speak up and report corrupt dealings with the public and private sector.

2016 Corruption Perceptions Index ranks PNG 136/176

This was revealed today by Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) at the Grand Papua Hotel in Port Moresby.

Present to listen to the findings included representatives from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, the Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Council and the European Union Ambassador to PNG, Ioannis Giogkarakis-Argyropoulos.

The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.

PNG to find out its ranking next Wednesday

The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. It was launched in 1995.

Countries and territories are ranked on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The ranking indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption.

Information gathered is taken from a combination of surveys and assessments of corruption gathered from different data sources.

TIPNG: shooting at defenceless students is simply unacceptable

Chairman of TIPNG, Lawrence Stephens said that approaching student protesters with dangerous weapons is contemptible and shooting at defenceless students is simply unacceptable.

“Papua New Guinea is being dragged into chaos by people who apparently expect impunity from the law.

“Carrying lethal weapons is surely evidence of willingness to kill students.

“This country has been dragged to the brink again and people need to step up to the challenge of preventing the situation escalating.

Citizens urged to vote with care in 2017 elections

This was the statement made this week from watchdog Transparency International PNG (TIPNG).

Chairman of TIPNG, Lawrence Stephens further urged citizens to vote with care in the coming 2017 National Elections.

“If you have a child, who regularly steals from you, would you give him your money to care for? Would you send him out to look after the money of your community knowing that he is likely to steal again, shaming himself and his family?