Anti-corruption desk in Kokopo

The Anti-Corruption Help Desk is a community service provided by TIPNG that provides an avenue for people to report corruption.

It assists people by providing legal assistance and seeking pathways for redress.

The Anti-Corruption Help Desk statistics of complaints brings to light the hotspots of corruption, informs and empowers people of their rights and responsibilities and strengthens anti-corruption mechanisms within agencies.

TIPNG Launches Awards

The awards initiative was launched on the final day of TIPNG’s National Integrity Summit. 

As of May 14 2021, nominations are now open.

The I-RATE Awards will recognise an initiative by a national agency which strengthens the integrity of that institution.

The award is open to all agencies in the public sector, civil society and private sector with existing integrity initiatives in place. 


TIPNG calls for Police Review

TIPNG says while appreciating the measures to address the spread of COVID-19, comments made by the victims suggest that police actions may have gone beyond what is considered reasonable force.

 “The country has seen increase in violence in the last 12 months, this incident along with others such as the alleged shooting and killing of two men in Central Province, with allegations of police involvement, creates fear within the community and adds to lack of trust,” said TIPNG Board Chair, Peter Aitsi.

TIPNG launches Investigative Journalism Awards

The aim of the Investigative Journalism Awards is to recognize and encourage journalists in PNG to take on the challenge of investigative reporting. 

The initiative comes under TIPNG’s Promoting Anti-corruption & Integrity Strategies (PAIS) project that is funded by the European Union (EU) and supported by the Media Council of PNG.

PAIS Program Manager, EU delegation to PNG, Davide Messina said one of the objectives of the PAIS project is to increase capacity of journalists and editors to conduct investigative journalism.

Suspend funding until audit report is released: TIPNG

The anti-corruption NGO said this in response to media reports that National Planning Minister, Richard Maru, was disappointed that the K230 million NID registration system was not working.

“TIPNG shares the Minister’s concern and has been calling for explanations of the loss or possible misuse of at least K24m and efforts to hold those responsible accountable,” said the anti-rot agency.

Release the full Manumanu report!

This report cost taxpayers K2 million. Media outlets have not been given access to the full report into the payment of K46m made to a dubious business entity for land allegedly valued at only K10,000 in Central Province.

TIPNG acknowledges government’s efforts

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.

TIPNG: Public institutions must be more open and transparent

Stephens made this statement yesterday after the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranked PNG at a 136/176 countries and territories with a score of 28/100.

“More needs to be done in strengthening and supporting integrity institutions that enforce best practices and regulations with a view to reducing corruption and promoting good governance.

“Equally important is that citizens need to demand accountability from public officials and speak up and report corrupt dealings with the public and private sector.

2016 Corruption Perceptions Index ranks PNG 136/176

This was revealed today by Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) at the Grand Papua Hotel in Port Moresby.

Present to listen to the findings included representatives from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, the Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Council and the European Union Ambassador to PNG, Ioannis Giogkarakis-Argyropoulos.

The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.

PNG to find out its ranking next Wednesday

The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. It was launched in 1995.

Countries and territories are ranked on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The ranking indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption.

Information gathered is taken from a combination of surveys and assessments of corruption gathered from different data sources.