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TIPNG: Public Administration Records High Corruption Complaint

The TransparencyInternational database shows Public Administration to bethe most complained about government machinery inthe country.

 

The data, released bythe TIPNG Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre or ALAC, recorded 108 complaints relating to corruption withinthe Public Administration.

The data presented in Port Moresby yesterday was collected over three years. It isthe first in country data indicatingthe level of corruption in various sectors.

 

The Advocacy and Legal Advice Center or ALAC, found thatthe majority of complaints filed were on corruption withinthe public administration.

 

Complaints range from misappropriation of funds, public tender processes and retirement benefits, among thers.

 

The ALAC statistics is a reflection of public distrust in state agencies.

 

Chairman of Transparency internationaPNG, Lawrence Stephens, says strict measures need to be taken to crackdown on systematic corruption. Onlythen services will trickle down tothe people.

 

The government has taken steps to combat corruption withthe establishment oftheIndependent Commission Against Corruption.

 

Bet TIPNG’saysthe outcomes of corruption are hardly mentioned.

 

Corruption is a growing concernthe world over, anPNG Corruption PerceptionIndex is one ofthe highest inthe world.

 

ALAC hopes through increased awareness, corruption will be minimized.

 

ALAC is a service tothe general public that provides free legal assistance to victims and withnesses of corruption. It is established in fifty countries worldwide, with 14 centers inthe Pacific Region alone.

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