Green light for anti-corruption body

PAPUA New Guinea’s parliament has passed legislation to establish an Independent Commission Against Corruption.
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Davis Steven

Staff Reporter

Constitutional amendments to establish the commission, in a country often ranked one of the most corrupt in the world, were passed in 2015, but efforts to prepare and table a bill for parliament lapsed until the Prime Minister James Marape came to power last year.
 
Police Minister Bryan Kramer said his office was looking forward to working with the skilled professionals in the new agency, on issues such as money laundering and corruption, both in PNG and abroad, The National newspaper reported.
 
Marape said the new measure, along with the Whistleblower Act and the Proceeds of Crime Act, would work to strengthen the country's institutions.
 
Attorney General Davis Steven, who has been one of the driving forces behind the legislation, praised the support for the Bill, saying it was in the house of parliament that the destiny of the country would be decided.

 

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