Youths using music to fight corruption

National, Normal

The Nationa, Monday July 16th, 2012

A LUCKY winner from the Youth Against Corruption Association song writing contest will get a chance to win an acoustic guitar pack.
Valued at K1,099, this will be among the prizes for a song-writing contest aimed at providing an avenue for young people to express what they feel about corruption.
This will create awareness on corruption in the country, and at the same time, empower them to take action against corruption through music.
Keynote Music House general manager Jim McNeill said they were happy to support the group in its efforts to create a new generation of young people actively taking a stand against corruption through music.
Transparency International Papua New Guinea chairman Lawrence Stephens expressed gratitude, thanking the donors.
The Youth Against Corruption Association, a coalition partner of TIPNG, is an organisation for youth who are challenged to reject the attitudes that support and allow corruption to happen and to refuse to practise in corruption.
The competition was launched last month and will end on Friday.
Lyrics submitted for the competition must have the words “it’s time to wake up PNG!” Participants are encouraged to come up with creative and innovative lyrics of how they, as individuals, can play an active role in the fight against corruption.
Those interested in the competition can contact coordinator Arianne Kassman on 320 2188, 320 2182 or 7192 4250.