The National, Friday, June 10th 2011
TRANSPARENCY International PNG and its stakeholders are gearing up to walk against corruption on Sunday.
The Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption is an annual event that provides an avenue for the silent majority to walk the talk against corruption.
The Walk Against Corruption is the watchdog body’s major fundraising event.
Money raised from the walk is forwarded to the Siaguru Endowment Fund.
The endowment fund is a back-up stream of funds for that allows the group to run its activities.
The theme for the 2011 Walk Against Corruption is ‘Vote against Corruption … Don’t Support it, Report it’.
“With the upcoming elections, it is very important that we remind people to vote for good leaders, the type of leaders who will deliver much needed ser-vices to our people and are accountable to the people they serve,” TIPNG said in a statement.
“People are encouraged to speak out about corruption; to report corrupt acts to appropriate authorities.
“The more corruption is reported, the less tolerant it becomes.”
So far in Port Moresby, 126 teams and 95 school teams have registered to walk.
More than 2,300 people are expected to take part in the walk that starts from the Jack Pidik Park at 5am on Sunday.