The walk against corruption was also staged in Port Moresby and Lihir in New Ireland Province this morning.
With the theme Zero Corruption, One Hundred Percent Development, hundreds of Port Moresby residents, students and business houses participated in this walk.
The walk is a demonstration of Transparency International’s aim to fight corruption.
The walk is a major fundraising event for TIPNG, it aims to mobilize community support, build coalitions and provide the avenue for citizens to demonstrate their opposition against corruption.
The extent of corruption in PNG is such that something must be done to minimize it.
Fighting corruption is not only the task of politicians. It must be the call of every person in a position of power and influence.
Since its inception in 2007 by the founding Chairman the late Sir Anthony Siaguru, the walk is gaining popularity. More corporate organizations, NGOs and government institutions have registered this year.
All money collected from the walk will go towards the Siaguru Endowment Fund. A trust fund set up to ensure the future operations of TIPNG.
Business houses like BSP and City Pharmacy and students from Kila Kila Secondary and Port Moresby International students were amongst those who participated.