TIPNG acknowledges government’s efforts

Chairman of Transparency International PNG (TIPNG), Lawrence Stephens has acknowledged that the National Government has taken steps to improve PNG’s ranking and to promote accountability and transparency in the nation's development.

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.

“Other notable initiatives by the Government include PNG's engagement in the United Nations Convention against Corruption, Open Government Partnership and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Good things are happening,” said Stephens.

Troy Taule