Unresolved national issues report launched

A report highlighting 20 unresolved national issues from the last 10 years has been launched in Port Moresby by Transparency International.

Lest We Forget is a review of 20 unresolved national issues and the launch of the review intends to act as a reminder for the new government of those outstanding cases.

“Previous cases of corruption cannot simply be ignored – the People of Papua New Guinea demand that these issues must be resolved,” TIPNG said in a statement.

The review of 20 cases spans from 2007 to 2017, covering both the Somare and O’Neill regime.

It ranges from outstanding issues from the 2007 Central City project at Bautama, to the Boroko 5-star casino of early 2008, to the UPNG student shooting of June last year, up to the present day issue of Manumanu land deal.

“We intend to be more proactive in addressing these issues with the intention to see resolution. To restore trust in government, Papua New Guineans need to be satisfied that justice has been done,” TIPNG chairman Lawrence Stephens said.

The report also covers unresolved cases of Pacific Maritime Industrial Zone, Sir Hubert Murray Stadium, Special Agriculture and Business Lease, Konebada Petroleum Park, National Identification card, Border Development Authority, Borneo Pacific Pharmaceuticals and Djoko Tjandra, among others.


Sally Pokiton