Travel Directory
Asia Travel
Europe Travel
Africa Travel
Oceania Travel
South America
North America
Central America
Caribbean Travel
Travel to Asia Travel to Oceania travel africa travel europe Caribbean travel Travel to North America Travel to South America  

Papua New Guinea corruption

Touristclick Papua New Guinea Travel News

Papua New Guinea corruption

by Monsters and

One third of the Papua New Guinea government's spending goes into the pockets of corrupt officials, an anti-corruption watchdog said Friday.

Mike Manning, the head of the Port Moresby branch of Transparency International, told a conference in the PNG capital that the thieves were being promoted further up the bureaucracy or being elected to parliament rather than being punished.

'Think of how we treat people who are corrupt - we elect them to parliament,' Manning, the former director of the Institute of National Affairs, said. 'Until we impose on people a sense of shame for doing wrong, we are never going to stop corruption.'

Manning, an Australian-born PNG citizen, said that despite endless inquiries into large-scale corruption cases no one had been jailed. Manning told the delegates that corruption meant medicines did not get to clinics, schools went without books, and roads became impassable.


TouristClick Travel Guides © Copyright TouristClick Travel Directory, Inc., 2004-2007. All rights reserved.
Touristclick Privacy

Papua New Guinea Travel news

here you can find an information from a local people, get advice from a local traveller, booking direct with a local hotel agent