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Lack of Transparency in Papua New Guinea

Lack of transparency in the country is the most reported form of corruption according to the statistics presented by Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) today in Port Moresby to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day themed “Raising the volume against corruption and breaking the change of corruption.
Legal officer of TIPNG Advocacy and Legal Centre MS Leilani Ose presented the organization had had received 100 plus corruption complaints from mostly individuals and lack of transparency tops the complaint list.
Ms Ose said people are entitled by rights to have access to relevant, accurate and timely information disseminated through reliable forms of communication and according to their findings people of PNG do not have access to information that can help them.
She added that their findings have uncovered some cases of the lack of transparency in offices and she encouraged that people should start question leaderships that take responsibility behind closed doors.
TIPNG this year has embarked on advocating people through outreach programs on land rights and issues in Milne Bay Province, East Sepik, East New Britain, Central and Manus Province and will continue this program next year.

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