It is estimated that Papua New Guinea loses
anywhere between K2 to K3 Billion in public funds annually through white collar corruption.
Funds that would normally be expended building classrooms, improving our education system providing better wages and housing for our public service. More importantly funds that would be spent on life saving medical equipment and supplies.
Instead it ends up in the pockets of corrupt government officials and their foreign cronies who aid them in stealing it.
By Hon. Bryan Kramer . Member for Madang and PNG Police Minister
This was a question asked by Opposition Member for North Fly Open James Donald while responding to my last article titled "MP confused on his role."
"My Police Minister,
"I am not confused. For me I thought Madang light house will continue to light on the Government side giving a hope to us Opposition and 8 million people of this country. My Minister, I am yet to see the new government putting down it's two feet and clean up the mess created by PNC. There aren't any changes at all with the cronies and regimes of PNC and they are still giving you advices and directions."
"This government was expected to put down it's two feet VERY SOLID and CLEAN UP, yet nothing is happening."
Last Tuesday night I paid a surprise visit to a number of Police Stations in our Nation’s Capital. I did so at the invitation of Acting Deputy Commissioner for Operations, David Manning.
The purpose of the visit was to see firsthand the state of Police stations as well as to hear the grievances of our men and women in blue who are tasked to man them.
Since my visit was unannounced the stations were not fully manned. One station had only one officer looking after it.
When I asked those on duty what the main challenges they face during their shift were, many responded, they had no vehicle to carry out patrols or respond to public complaints. Those stations that had a vehicle raised the issue it was in poor condition or without fuel. A common concern raised at all stations was transport to and from work.
Following my last article explaining why I was absent from Parliament to cast my vote during the election of Prime Minister Governor of East Sepik, Allan Bird, Member for Hagen, William Duma and former Member for Goroka, Bire Kimisopa issued responses taking offence to it.
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Following the election of James Marape as the 8th Prime Minister, there has been numerous articles posted on social media asking the question why I was absent and abstained from voting.
Last Wednesday, the former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced his resignation. Soon after resigning Members of Parliament walked over to acknowledge him.
Today the nation witness former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill secret bid to be re-elected shut down following his nomination by Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch and Belden Namah.
Straight after the Speaker for Parliament Job Pomat called for nominations for the Prime Minister, Governor for Enga Sir Peter Ipatas nominated Member for Tari Pori Open, James Marape, and Governor for Manus, Charlie Benjamin seconded the nomination.