Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption

Justice sector unites against corruption

This was revealed by the Secretary for the Department of Justice and Attorney General during the TIPNG Annual Walk Against Corruption on Sunday.

Transparency International PNG holds annual Walk Against Corruption to raise funds for programs to address acts of corruption in the country.

The walk on June 9th raised K165,000 for the TIPNG operations, but TIPNG alone cannot eradicate the problem. It needs the whole community to fight this disease called corruption.

Meet corruption with justice

A total of 173 teams registered to take part in the Walk, supporting Transparency International PNG with almost K165,000, almost reaching the targeted fundraising amount of K200,000.

The theme for the 2019 Walk Against Corruption was Justice = Enforcement + Reporting. Justice is fundamentally the fairness in protecting the rights of an individual and punishing the wrongdoer. Through the theme, TIPNG emphasised that achieving justice was both an institutional and an individual responsibility.

2019 Walk Against Corruption launched

The theme of this year’s walk is Justice = Enforcement + Reporting. Through the theme, TIPNG wants to draw people’s attention to how corruption affects the quality and accessibility of justice but at the same time, show national solidarity in the laws and institutions that we have in Papua New Guinea that ensure justice.

The Walk Against Corruption will be led by the Secretary of the Department of Justice & Attorney General, Dr Eric Kwa, Deputy Police Commissioner Operations, Jim Andrews and Acting Correctional Service Commissioner, Stephen Pokanis.

Walk against corruption boosted

In preparation for the walk, which will take place in Port Moresby on Sunday, June 4, a number of organisations have come forward with in-kind support, showing their commitment towards combating corruption and to ensure the success of the event. 

TIPNG interim executive director, Arianne Kassman, said: “It is always inspiring to receive support from business houses and other institutions when Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) hosts events.