The National, Tuesday 29th November 2011
By ELIAS LARI
MORE than K100 million belonging to the state has been recovered by the operation Task Force Sweep and is now in the government account.
These funds have been misused by politicians, public servants, government department and companies operating in the country.
Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry Charles Abel revealed this last Friday in Mt Hagen at the launching of the Western Highlands cooperative society.
Abel said this was what the government was trying to do in order to get rid of corruption.
He said the task force had done a very good job to recover public funds diverted into wrong use and was also punishing people involved.
“Thieves need to go to jail and whatever that belongs to state and the people must be recovered and returned to them,” Abel said.
He said now that the money had been recovered many people would be arrested for the misuse of public funds.
He said the government was making sure that public funds were put into good use for the people to benefit from.
Abel did not reveal where the money was recovered from.