The National – Friday, December 10, 2010
PETER Aitsi has resigned as chairman of Transparency International PNG Inc (TIPNG).
Aitsi formally relinquished the chair of TIPNG on on Oct 31, after 11 years of dedicated service in the fight against corruption in PNG, TIPNG announced his resignation in a press statement yesterday
“His decision to step down as chairman of TIPNG and from the board was made in light of career changes,” TIPNG said.
He will take up his new role as programme director for the Stronim Pipol Stronim Neisen (SPSN) programme within the donor community in PNG and the opportunities therein to serve the interests of the country.
Aitsi joined TIPNG both as a financial member and board director in June 1999 at the invitation and nomination of late Sir Anthony Siaguru together with Vincent Bull, Anne Kerepia and late Mike Manning.
He served TIPNG in various capacities as a board member and had represented TIPNG at several TI annual members’ meetings (AMM) overseas prior to becoming chairman in August 2008.
Aitsi served concurrently on the board of TIPNG as well as the board of the Media Council of PNG after being elected during the same year, as chair of the media council and served that organisation for over 10 years.
The significant contributions he made to TIPNG were projects like the community coalition against corruption, Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk against Corruption, Business Against Corruption Alliance and fostering cooperation between TIPNG and government entities to address corruption.