From official complaints registered with the National Anti-Corruption Fraud Squad in 2016, it is estimated that K1.5 Billion in public money was lost through official corruption.
Director Mathew Damaru said this while delivering the keynote address at the relaunch of TIPNG’s Advocacy & Legal Advice Center (ALAC) in Port Moresby today.
He said over the last four years, the Fraud Squad have received an increase in complaints against official corruption.
Also at the relaunch was Philip Samar, Mineral Resources Authority CEO, who is keen on working with TIPNG to use ALAC as a corruption complaints centre for mining related issues as well.
TIPNG’s Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre was operating in 2010 and has had some success in assisting complainants of corruption register their cases with relevant authorities.
They can be contacted on these toll free numbers: 180 6000 and 76014636.