Transparency International PNG

Over 200 teams set for walk against corruption

The Walk Against Corruption is Transparency International PNG’s major fundraising event that has resumed after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, where large gatherings were restricted.

TIPNG set to host youth camp

The Mike Manning Youth Democracy Camp us a ten-day interactive event that balances hands on simulation activities on principles of democracy and good governance such as conducting fair elections, drafting, debating and passing laws, human rights, budget tracking and many other topics.

“The MMYDC supports TIPNG’s mission to empower Papua New Guineans to take action against corruption. It is our hope at TIPNG that participants of the camp become more proactive citizens in advocating for a less corrupt society,” said TIPNG Chief Executive Officer, Arianne Kassman.

Stop Blame Game

TIPNG released a statement following the Electoral Commission’s announcement of postponing polling for NCD for a second time on Wednesday 6 July to Friday 8 July.

“It is the PNG Electoral Commission’s constitutional responsibility to deliver the National Elections and the PNGEC must be accountable for its actions, if the country is to avoid a declaration of failed elections, said Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) Board Chair, Peter Aitsi.

TIPNG host BEIP workshop

This was the message shared with provincial election managers at a one-day workshop held in Port Moresby by Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) in partnership with the PNGEC recently.

Anti-Corruption Strategies urgently needed for PNG

The workshop was part of TIPNG’s Promoting Anti-Corruption and Integrity Strategies Project (PAIS) Project, which is funded by the European Union.

Missing audit reports: TIPNG

As required under the Public Finance (Management) (Amendment) Act (PFMAA) 2016, many have failed to provide reports for multiple years.

As the end of the term of the 10th Parliament approaches, TIPNG is calling on the Members of Parliament and the Department of Finance to support the Auditor General’s Office (AGO) in making a commitment to ensuring public audit reports are submitted and tabled in Parliament, as a measure to improve the accountability of these entities in spending public funds.

TIPNG observer report on referendum

TIPNG Bougainville Referendum observers reported that there were no undue or coercive behaviours, such as bribery or threats of violence.

TIPNG received accreditation from the Bougainville Referendum Commission to field observers during the week of polling from 25th-29th November 2019 in North and Central Bougainville.

Observer teams were comprised of TIPNG board and staff and volunteers from the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission, the University of Papua New Guinea, the National Research Institute and the Public Service Commission.

TIPNG presents complaints statistics

The statistics presented were from the 1st of January, 2019, to the 30th of June.

The statistics were from corruption complaints received by TIPNG through its Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre, or ALAC.

ALAC Coordinator, Samson Kandata, said the data from the total of 54 complaints received in the last 6 months included; the sectors with most frequent complaints, the alleged corrupt acts that were most complained about and key demographic data on complainants such as gender, means of contact and how they first heard about the ALAC service.

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.

Proposed incentive ‘a double-dipping exercise’

This follows NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou’s announcement, that officers will get monetary incentive for the number of monthly arrests this year.

In a statement, TIPNG says it is of the strong view that the police hierarchy need to focus on the real issues affecting the force rather than paying incentives to police officers in NCD for something they swore an oath to and are already being paid to do.