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Lange accused over K500,000 payment to ILG

Madang Provincial Administrator Bernard Lange is accused of improper behaviour over the payment of K500,000 to a group of landowners. It is alleged the payment was made against the advice of senior officials, made without proper procedures being followed and was organized in just 48 hours after Lange put pressure on the Provisional Treasurer to release the cheque.

The Director Natural Resources, Francis Irara, has written to the Provincial Treasurer to voice his concerns about the legality of the payment.

letter_19062012Irara says the recipients of the K500,000, the Nop Sesuko ILG, were not entitled to receive the payment and there are 12 other clans with pre-existing claims to the money.

In the briefing paper prepared by Irara he says the K500,000 cheque was personally obtained by Bernard Lange who pressured the Treasuruer to relaese the payment. The cheque was given by Lange to MP Alois Kingsley to present to the landowners. Irara says the whole transaction was organized in just two days.

briefing paper

  1. Wayne Selfe
    July 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Why is it that these people are not seen to be accountable to any authority. In any form of business large or small we all need to account for our actions. Too many incidents of supposed corruption is affecting this lovely country and subsequently the people are suffering

  2. Auditor
    February 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Lange’s third wife happens to be from the clan the K500, 000. 00 was paid to!

  1. August 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

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