Over 130 organisations including schools have participated in the 11th Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption in Port Moresby Sunday morning.
This was Transparency International’s major fundraising event purposely to create awareness about corruption.
It also provides an opportunity for Papua New Guineans to peacefully campaign against corruption in the country.
Corruption is a global issue that many countries around the world have been faced with.
Relevant state agencies and non-governmental organisations and institutions are taking a bold stance to address.
Transparency International Papua New Guinea together with Institute of National Affairs have been vocal about this issue; and investigations and prosecution of corrupt leaders by Ombudsman Commission and Fraud Squad is a way forward to end corruption in the country.
The participants were from corporate organizations, civil societies, small medium enterprise, family teams and schools.
They wore uniforms and held banners, walking from Sir John Guise stadium through to Sir John Guise Drive towards the Cameron road and return to the stadium raising approximately K133, 900.
This is TIPNG’s 11th Major fundraising event in the country purposely to create awareness about corruption, provides an opportunity for people to peacefully demonstrate against corruption. The raised funds will go towards TIPNG to sustain its operations.
Meanwhile, people need to take strong action to fight corruption and for the government to practice good governance.