PNG corruption hotline nets hundreds of possible cases of graft | Pacific Beat

PNG corruption hotline nets hundreds of possible cases of graft

PNG corruption hotline nets hundreds of possible cases of graft

Updated 14 April 2015, 8:44 AEST

An anonymous text message line has uncovered 250 cases of potential corruption in the Papua New Guinea's Department of Finance.

The Phones Against Corruption initative is a collaboration between Department and the UN Development Programme and allows people to text in - for free - and alert the authorities to suspicious behaviour.

Two officials have been arrested for fund mismanagement of more than two million U-S dollars and another five cases are waiting for court decisions.

The Acting Secretary of the Department of Finance, Dr Ken Ngangan, says the new service has been much more succesful than was expected.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Dr Ken Ngangan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Finance

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