Transparency International PNG (TIPNG)

TIPNG Program Boost

Five young men and women from the notorious no-go zone of Konnou in South Bougainville participated, yielding a hallmark of unity for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB).

TIPNG in partnership with the Bougainville Youth Federation (BYF), the Autonomous Bougainville Government Department of Community Development and the Australian Government, ran the five-day Active Civic Engagement program held at Tunuru mission station in Arawa.

TIPNG to Build Elections Integrity

In leading up to the 2022 National General elections, Day 1 of the workshop was targeted at sharing TIPNG’s information on election awareness and to empower first time voters on their rights and responsibilities and also to emphasize the importance of the decisions made by voters for the good of the country.

Agency Signs Up Against Corruption

The signing is an initiative under TIPNG’s Promoting Anti-Corruption and Integrity Strategies or the PAIS Project.

TIPNG CEO, Arianne Kassman said this new partnership signifies the proactive steps taken by the IICAC Office to respond to TIPNG’s call to enable greater integrity in the operation of their mandate.

NEFC signs Anti-Corruption MoU

This initiative is part of TIPNG’s Promoting Anti-Corruption and Integrity Strategies (PAIS) Project funded by the European Union to strengthen public trust in national integrity institutions.

“TIPNG welcomes the decision by the NEFC to partner with us through an MoU for the development of an anti-corruption strategy that will support the mandate of the Commission. PNG’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2010-2030 calls on state agencies to develop internal anti-corruption strategies and to date there has been almost no uptake of this national policy.

TIPNG calls for funding report

Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) has now called on the government to release all reports on funding for the COVID-19 response to restore public trust.

TIPNG has been calling for greater accountability of COVID-19 funds since the initial declaration of the State of Emergency (SOE) in 2020, and subsequent emergency declarations.  

SME joins TIPNG

The initiative to join was led by FairPrice staff after TIPNG held a lunch and learn workshop with them last year.

“We understand corruption affects the economy, business operations and even simple sporting games. It matters to us, our families and our livelihood,” commented FairPrice director, Christopher Elphick.

“In joining TIPNG, we gain access to resources and information that inform and empower our team to act against corruption in our everyday lives. We see it as a good investment for many reasons.”

The SME is encouraging others to join as well.

Reminder to demonstrate proper conduct: TIPNG

Transparency International PNG said the decision was handed down by a panel of 5 judges determining the constitutionality of events in Parliament during November.

“Papua New Guineans have every right to expect our elected leaders to lead by example in demonstrating proper conduct in carrying out their responsibilities,” stated Chair of TIPNG, Peter Aitsi.  

TIPNG elects 2020 board directors

The members elected Peter Aitsi as chair, Secretary - Michelle Hau’ofa, Treasurer - Akae Beach and 11 others, including; Brian Alois, Lawrence Stephens, Jerome Sesega, Belinda Kanau, Philip Samar, Paul Barker, Mary Udu, Richard Kassman, OBE, Christopher Elphick and Michael McWalter, OL were returned as directors.

TIPNG issues reminder on audited SOE expenditure report

With the resumption of Parliament on Tuesday 2nd June, and a further 14-day extension of the SOE, Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) is now calling on the government to demonstrate the political will required to ensure they keep their promise to be accountable to the people of Papua New Guinea.  

Govt acknowledged for commitment to accountability

TIPNG Chairman Peter Aitsi has commended the Government on taking the first step towards breaking a trend of administrations evading public scrutiny that has plagued PNG emergency public procurement in recent years.  

“It is very encouraging to note that our Government has now made this commitment to table a fully audited COVID-19 SOE funding report at the earliest available opportunity. This demonstrates that they are taking the responsibility to set a better example in the way that emergency public procurement can be managed,” Aitsi said.