National statistician Roko Koloma

NSO hopes to help improve country

According to the NSO, statistics are one of the most important objectives that will determine the strength of an economy in the country.

National statistician Roko Koloma, although under scrutiny on allegations of misappropriation, says this will not deter him from looking at these important agendas to help boost the country’s economy.

National statistician speaks on near arrest

Last week, police turned up in numbers at the NSO office at Waigani to carry out an arrest on Koloma.

However, they were unsuccessful as the national statistician had refused to come out of the building without proper procedure from the police’s end.

Among the allegations levelled against Koloma was the misappropriation of at least K250 million from the National Statistical Office.

“We are not saying we didn’t do anything wrong but process must be followed,” said Koloma in a press conference today.