Chairman of TIPNG

PNG still ranked ‘highly corrupt’

That’s according to the Transparency International Global, Corruption Perception Index 2017, which was released today.

According to the Corruption Perception Index, Papua New Guinea ranks 135 among 180 countries with a score of 29 out of 100.

The CPI scores countries on a scale of zero to 100, with 100 being perceived to be very clean and zero perceived to be highly corrupt.

Papua New Guinea again scored below the global average score of 43.

Effectively this places PNG in the high quartile top 25 percent of corrupt nations.

Koloma’s actions rebuked

Transparency International PNG’s (TIPNG) statement follows the unsuccessful attempt by police to take Koloma in for questioning last Friday.

Missing files ‘extremely shameful’

In a statement, TIPNG says it is appalling that the Minister for Lands and Physical Planning has needed to report files, important to an Administrative Inquiry launched by the Prime Minister, to be missing.

“It is simply not acceptable that Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and Minister Tkatchenko are prevented from delivering on promises they have made to the nation and shamed by public servants who fail to secure documents essential to delivering of these promises,” says the anti-rot organisation.