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August 4, 2020

Zurenuoc: Corruption remainsthe most harmful element

The Chief Secretary says corruption still remainsthe single most harmful element for the lack of social and infrastructural development in Papua New Guinea

Manasupe Zurenuoc blamed it asthe cause of failures in service delivery.

Mr Zurenuoc was speaking duringthe inaugural meeting ofthe National Anti-Corruption Strategic Task Force in Port Moresby last week.

Mr. Zurenuoc, raised 2 questions; what can we do; and what can I do in minimisingthe opportunities for corruption.

He saysthere is a growing culture of individuals constantly scheming to steal fromthe State’s purseand calls onthe team to collaborate and stop this from futher underminingthe processes and institutions of governance. 

He highlighted that inthe 2011 to 2030 Action Plan,the team will investigate those stealing fromthe state’s purseand deal withthem accordingly.

The Action Plan will be presented tothe National Executive Council to approver and endorsed so it can be implemented immediately.

Last Thursday, department heads and statutory body executives provided three projectstheythemselves identiflied in progressingtheir mandated responsibilities.

The National Anti-Corruption Strategy endorsed by government is tasked this year to rid of this single detriment to progress and good governance in Papua New Guinea

– Bernadette Efi

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