TRANSPARENCY International PNG has applauded the recent public commitment made by Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare that his Government will ensure that people implicated by the Commission of Inquiry into the Finance department will be prosecuted.
TIPNG said the Prime Minister should be congratulated for being committed to seeing the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) run its course and for ensuring that it was appropriately funded, enabling the final report to be completed and tabled eventually in parliament.
The anti-corruption organisation said the commitment by the Government on the floor of Parliament to crack down on corruption within the public service was a good sign.
However, the real relief to Papua New Guineans will come when this commitment is put into action starting with the tabling of the CoI report in Parliament, it said.
“The PM’s comments are welcome, and it does inject some hope to the wider community.”
These actions may be the basis that would eventually provide answers to the many unanswered questions,” TIPNG said.