City residents take stand against graft

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ALMOST 2,000 people in Port Moresby came together to take part in the 13th annual Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption (SASWAC) to show their opposition to corruption and demand justice.
A total of 173 teams registered to take part in the walk, supporting Transparency International PNG with almost K165,000, almost reaching the targeted fundraising amount of K200,000.
The theme for the 2019 Walk Against Corruption was “Justice = Enforcement + Reporting”.
Justice is fundamentally the fairness in protecting the rights of an individual and punishing the wrongdoer.
Through the theme, TIPNG said achieving justice was both an institutional and an individual responsibility.
The Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption is TIPNG’s major fundraising and awareness event.
TIPNG’s annual Walk has three aims: conduct greater awareness about corruption, provide citizens with an avenue to peacefully show their opposition to corruption and to raise much-needed funds for TIPNG to sustain its programmes and operations as a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
The walk was concurrently held in Lae on Saturday under the theme: “I am the future”.
The highlight for the Lae walk was a writing competition held in line with the theme to encourage students and youth to play an active role in the shaping of a better future for themselves; a future free of corruption.
TIPNG acknowledges the support of numerous organisations and individuals that have shown their support by donating resources towards the event, the registered teams and organisations and the volunteers.

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