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Pacific Games contract brings more rumours of corruption

September 6, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments


I believe that the focus here should not be China Harbour Engineering Company. They are here to make money, by whatever means. We should instead scrutinise the actions of our leaders involved in the awarding of the contract, beginning of course with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Sports Minister Justin Tchenko. Given the bad or negative profiles of these Chinese companies how on earth did we give out such contracts. If there were any tender procedural issues or bending or breaking of our Public Finance Management Act then these two leaders are to be among those people we need to question.

What’s in it for them? K73 million?

Rumours are being circulated almost on a daily basis but no-one has come out to disprove or confirm them. To me it stinks when our leaders have been brought into question by their actions – whether genuine or not, the perception remains in our mind that something or someone stinks somewhere.

Whilst Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s anti-corruption pet the Task Force Sweep Team have been making a lot of noise – there has been over 60 arrests – but no conviction as yet. It leads me to draw the conclusion, whether true or not, that the team is basically a smoke screen for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. There are numerous stories about the company that our Prime Minister keeps and the multi-million kina deals PNG has entered into.

Here are a few examples:

1. LNA Constructions was given a K24 million contract to tile the National Parliament without going through tender processes. The Principals of the company, Nii and Luciano Cragnolini as very close friends of the PM. Rumour has it that this money came from K54 million which the PM parked in the National Parliament Imprest Account during the political impasse. Part of the money was paid out to lawyers who defended O’Neill during the impasse. The Speaker of the National Parliament actually instituted an investigation into how the funds were spent but was threatened and abandoned the investigation.

2. LNA was awared a multi-million contract to rebuild the Pineapple building. Again, this is a company whose owners are very close friends of the PM; Was it tendered? If so can the details be made public for the people to see if the process was fair.

3. Curtain Brothers was awarded a K60-plus million contract to build a ring road around Paga Hill when the company which owns the land offered to do it for three times less. Rumours have it that the PM actually flew to Australia to give the cheque to the owner Mick Curtain. Don’t know what relationship the PM has with the Curtains but it makes no sense why build something for K60-plus million when you can do it for K20 million. Where is the additional K40 million going to?

4. Carson Pratt/Southwest Air. Rumours has it that PM O’Neill has amassed a huge personal fortune in the short time in office. Some say he is now worth between K300-K500 million. Rumour has it that he has bought out Carson Pratt/Southwest Air in Mendi for a substantial amount of money. Can this be confirmed? This we understand was in preparation to tap into the spin-offs from the K6 billion Chinese loan for the HIghlands Rehabilitation Program. Again, all rumours but if true, then this is something every thinking and concerned Papua New Guinean should be aware of. Do we need a Prime Minister who has personal business interests as well? Can he serve two masters?

5. Pokies. And lastly, it pains me to lean also that the Prime Minister and former Mendi Open MP Michael Nali own a pokies/club in Port Moresby. He says he is against gambling but does not hesitate to have them in his establishment.

Again, these are all rumours but would appreciate if someone can confirm or deny them.

  1. Rata Palisah
    September 6, 2013 at 8:26 am

    At the moment these are only rumours however the question on the refurbishment of the Pineapple building does have a serious question mark as to whether it was put out on a public tender. If in fact L & A construction won the contract through the Public tender system than, they are a reputable constractors so fair enough for the job.

  2. Curious
    September 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Good to know what is going on with MRDC and the current PM also…any leads??? Bruits around the city reveals shady deals over land purchased at Hohola and shares bought from a nationally owned Helicopter company. Greed, greed and more greed! Money is really the root of evil!

    • September 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      NO…..NO……NO, The LOVE OF MONEY is the Root of all evil. The Love of Money in the extreme results to GREED. When you attempt to literally define Greed with your actions tantamounts to UNFAIR DISTRIBUTION OF MONEY AND WEALTH and when you further attempt to conceal the unfair distribution of Money and Wealth (in most cases) gives rise to embezzlement/stealing and if it is practicesd on a massive scale eventually ends up to CORRUPTION.

      Where else can we go? We rotate in a cycle. The above is my painful attempt in defining EVIL in the Political context. And those who practise it are the sons and daughters of DEVIL SATAN.

      More better to BAPTISE ALL THE POLITICIANS on the floor of Parliament, perhaps they will be convicted to change. Who knows?!

  3. September 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    The Truth about Corruption in Papua New Guinea

    PNG is rich in natural resources and has enjoyed continued economic growth for well over a decade at the back of high commodity prices for its mineral resources and other natural resources such as timber and fishery. Yet the country still remains a poor third world country but why?

    Read the full article and soon you will know why and the truth about corruption in Papua New Guinea.

    Soon after Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia in 16th September, 1975, the leadership which, the new country was handed over to have never developed a nationalized long-term development plan, where the country’s wealth would be fairly and equally distribute to develop all people and all parts of the country.

    For instance, they never had a long-term development plan supported with strategies to build satellite townships in all districts in every province including plans to have three quarters of the population as working-class population or plans to establish rural housing schemes to replace bush buses with permanent houses and so on.

    In the absence of such long-term development plans, all subsequent governments has resorted to temporarily or short-term measures, usually on an ad hock or reactive basis. Development funds were then just thrown away for leaders to use and spend on anything as they wish.

    Politicians realized then that they can have easy access to huge public funds at their disposal, something neither they nor their ancestors used to before. They also realized that they can buy anything in the world with money; a life they never thought would possible, let alone their parents.

    In a country where everyone else were illiterate and poor around that time, the leaders soon become the gods and celebrity figures in their families, clans and tribes. Everyone started looking upon them and worship them. It was the start of the emergence of PNG’s “money big man culture” – big man with money takes everything and is above the laws of this land. The leaders slowly transit into the world of the Colonial Masters – Western Civilization, ahead of their fellow Papua New Guineans.

    They started developing an appetite for misusing, abusing, and stealing public funds to buy the kind of life that commands great respect from the poor ordinary Papua New Guineans. The appetite they developed is now responsible for swallowing billions of development funds every year.

    Since then the misconception of politics as a means of wealth creation emerged and it has now grown into a cultural norm.

    Politicians or PNG’s big men begin their political careers as ordinary persons, or civil servants, and graduate as business entrepreneurs after their discontinuation from office. The emergence of politicians-turned-businessmen or vice versa after 1975, and the difficulties in separating business from politics, had sent out false signals to aspirants to political office. Contesting elections today has become a god sent opportunity to wealth accumulation.

    This quite clearly explains why ordinary persons, civil servants, priests and pastors when voted into parliament disappear and reappear as business entrepreneurs. This also explains why elections in PNG these days are increasingly becoming marred with violence, bribery and cheating. Leaders are not contesting the elections to serve the people and the country but to serve their greed for money and personal wealth creation.

    As a result, a culture of greed and corruption developed, where anyone as long as they have connections to the political masters could easily establish schemes, which could then be used to divert and siphon public funds away from the people and development. Slowly, a network of cronies and their masters developed. Cronies mostly come from the bureaucratic mechanism and some relatives and business associates of leaders. Bribery, wantok system and nepotism then become the norm. Currently, the network is multiplying every year and with every new government.

    To contain and feed their greed, political leaders have been always looking for easy ways to bring in big money into the national coffers so that more money can be floating around in the system for them to steal and feed their huge appetite and greed for money.

    Sadly, our natural resources have been the constant subject of their quest for easy money, in the disguise of growing and sustaining the economy. They have been giving tax breaks to multi corporations in the disguise of attracting foreign investment while neglecting other sectors of the economy such as Agriculture. Perhaps this explains why we are still poor despite our riches in natural resources, foreign aids and loans.

    Over the years we have been asking why our politicians are not serious about stopping corruption in the country. Well, the answer is obvious now. Neither they can punish themselves for stealing nor can they stop themselves from stealing public funds. They love money and all that money can buy and earn for them. They have been addicted to greed and money from the start. There is no quick and easy way out for the country as long as they maintain control over the national coffers.

    Sadly, while they have been enjoying a life their ancestors never had enjoyed before with money, they have been leaving behind the rest of the people of Papua New Guinea poor and beggars in their own rich country.

    As a result, every place that has been once a village still remains village. Even villages that host multibillion dollar projects still remain a village. A typical example is the people of Kutubu in the newly created Hela province. They still live in shacks built from sago leaves without electricity and water supply despite oil has been taken out of their land for more than twenty years – generating billions of Kina in revenue for the State.

    Despite the grim scenario, every subsequent government has over the years spent billions and billions of kina for development. These monies never get to the people as they still remain as villagers in villages. Before there were few bush houses in villages. Now that number has tripled twice with increasing population growth. Obviously a backward development trend as our leaders has lost the plot from the beginning to fairly and equally distribute the country’s enormous wealth.

    If we continue down this path, this country would probably remain the same or worse as we are witnessing violent crimes which, we have never witnessed before.

    Our forefathers were not beggars but we are beggars now. We would have survived better on our land of untold wealth and beauty without Western Civilization like our forefathers. Civilization has brought us nothing good but greed for only a few to exploit our natural resources and wealth for their own selfish gain.

    The dilemma facing this generation is, whether to join the past generation of leaders to continue follow the footsteps of our so called founding fathers of this nation and remain beggars in our own natural resource rich country. Or challenge the leadership that has run the country down and liberate the country so that the country’s wealth can be equally and fairly distribute to all people. The people of this nation deserve to have equal opportunity to a better life if they choose to work hard.

  4. Avea Hiarua
    September 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm


  5. Paul Amatio
    September 7, 2013 at 7:40 am

    The assumption about ownership of a poikes/gaming/drinking place is correct. Peter O’Neil owns the Paddy’s Bar in Boroko.

    • September 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Guys don’t expect things to get any better as corruption in Papua New Guinea increases with every new government. Let’s focus instead on how we can make a difference through entering politics.

  6. Joseph Kapone
    September 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    It was very interesting reading the comments made by Bonip. I did not log on so was not aware that there had been comments made since. It was interesting also to note that “no-one” has made any comments since to either deny, correct or disprove the rumours/allegations he raised besides Avea confirming the ownership of Paddies Bar & Pokies. There are other rumours/allegations Bonip has not mentioned which I feel also need to be raised in this forum for our benefit so that they can be corrected or denied by those in the know. I am more and more inclined to agree with Bonip that the Task Force Sweep Team is a red herring for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill who has many cases to answer to. What came of the NPF enquiry which recommended that he be investigated and charged by the police? What happened to the K200 million which he as Public Service Minister put into Sir Friedrick Reiher’s company. The money has not been recovered and the Prime Minister is now trying to inject additional money into another public service housing estate program.

    Peter O’Neill is mates with L&A’s Luciano Cragnolini and his Chinese wife Nii. This is common knowledge as they were seen pub-crawling between the Sports Inn, Airways Motel and the Lamana Hotel. How then can we say that such major contracts were awarded to them on merit? Luciano was recently given a knighthood. Was it earned or was it because he is pals with the Prime Minister?

    We also understand that the Cragnolinis have a lot of say in the construction of facilities for the 2015 South Pacific Games. Is this true? If so is L&A also beneffitting from additional contracts. I totally agree with Bonip that there should be open tendering in such huge public works programs.

    During the opening of the L&A showroom/office at 6 Mile the entire PNG Cabinet was reportedly in attendance. This brings me to question how much influence the Cragnolinis have over our government. Whilst it is the PM’s prerogative as to the company he keeps, such associations must be free from any suspicions.

    The Paga Hill development rumour stands to be corrected. From what I have heard the company that owns the land initially proposed to form a joint venture with the state to build the road. They were to put up about K10 million and the State was to contribute K20 million. If Curtain Brothers was given K60-plus million as reported then this is a rip-off. It’s down-right day light robbery and our Prime Minister, NCD Governor Powes Parkop and Sport Minister Justin Tchenko are involved one way or the other. Come clear on this allegation honourable leaders.

    The recent asylum seekers agreement Peter O’Neill single-handedly made with former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should immediately cause all thinking Papua New Guineans to rise up in anger. Who is he to give away our birth rights? This is a Christian country and we must never allow other religions to grow roots here. On such matters, no leader or government should take it upon themselves that they speak for the 7 million Papua New Guineans because they do not.

    And as if that was not enough, O’Neill’s learned Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato showed such arrogance and contempt for the laws of the land as well as the Judiciary when he mentioned that should the decision be challenged in court, Parliament would change the laws to negate any legal challenges. What arrogance! And no-one slammed both O’Neill and Pato for this.

    If all true, loyal and dedicated Papua New Guineans will remember that it was such arrogance and contempt for the laws, due process, the National Constitution and the PNG Judiciary that caused the political impasse of 2011-2012. We must also not forget that it was Peter O’Neill and his lieutenant at that time Belden Namah who caused the political impasse by their blatant disregard for the judiciary and the laws of the land. It was their blind hunger for power that caused them to disregard common-sense, common decency, the rule of law, the National Constitution and the National Judiciary. Hats off to the disciplined forces who exercised such restraint, common-sense and kept up from going down the path to a civil war.

    The Political Impasse must not be swept under the carpet. We should have a major commission of inquiry into the political impasse and determine the legitimacy/appropriateness/correctness of the actions our so-called leaders made then. To simply forget that it ever happened is dangerous – everyone must be held accountable for his or her actions.

    I wish to conclude with a message from the Holy Bible, in Roman 13: 1-7, which states, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

    I believe that to be the case, but our authority must be used for its intended purpose and that is for the benefit of the people. In 1 Kings 2:1-4, King David’s last word to his son Solomon clearly states this: “I am about to go the way of all the earth. So be strong, act like a man, 3 and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go 4 and that the Lord may keep his promise to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.”

    Our leaders must put God first, our people second and themselves last.

    Lucas Kiap, fair comment, but our people are not ready for the kind of politics or leadership we envisage for PNG. To get into office you will have to bend and even break our laws. That is the reality of our politics. Our people don’t worry about your policies and your visions, They want money. The answer is for our Christian churches to be proactive in their pastoral obligations. Christians will have to stand up and be counted. As Jesus told his disciples in Mathew 4, verses 13-16, “You are like light for the whole world….your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your father in heaven.” Let us bring about a change in the hearts and minds of our people for only then will we see the level of politics we so desire.

  7. Bonip Panuta
    September 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I think Joseph Kapone has hit the nail on the head. We need God-fearing leaders and people. Leaders must live and work for God and country. We are experiencing so many problems because leaders are hell-bent on enriching themselves first. It starts with stealing the first K1,000.00 then K10,000.00, K100,000.00 and then a million and over. All the while it never seems to be enough. But just how many plates of food will they eat at any one meal. How many beds will they sleep in at any one time. How many vehicles will they drive at any one time. In the end, they will die and what will happen to all their millions? Their relatives will fight over it. Or their young wives will take the money and marry again. Leaders have to change their priorities. Put God first, their people second and themselves last.

    People also have to change. It is a two-way street. Many of us tend to use the behaviours of our leaders to justify our bad actions. That has got to stop. The message or advise King David gave to his son is not for the leaders only but for everyone else as well, royalties and commoners, leaders and grassroots people. We must observe what the Lord our God requires: We must Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. This is not just any advise but comes with a promise that if we do so we will prosper in all we do and wherever we go.

    So people of Papua New Guinea, let us all start the change process. Let us all reprioritise our values and take that first small step forward.

  8. Joseph Kapone
    September 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks Bonip…very well said.

    As a matter of interest. Do people actually read this blog? If so, how many access this site. I am curious because there has been no response, reaction, confirmation or denial of the rumours Bonip and I raised.

    Are we to believe then that the following listed below are true:
    1. A company with questionable business practices in other countries, China Harbour Engineering Company was paid an inflated contract for construction of the 2015 Games facilities. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Sports Minister Justin Tchenko have to explain to the people of PNG if the additional K73 million is justified.
    2. Was LNA Construction given a K24 million contract to tile the National Parliament without going through tender processes? Can anyone confirm if this job is completed. Owners of the company Nii and Luciano Cragnolini are very close friends of the PM so was this contract awarded openly and fairly? Did this money came from and alleged K54 million which the Prime Minister parked in the National Parliament Imprest Account during the political impasse? If so where did this money come from?
    3. How transparent was the tendering of the reconstruction of the Pineapple building? Were everyone given a fair go at tendering or was LNA awarded the multi-million contract because its owners are very close friends of the PM?
    4. Was Curtain Brothers paid K60-plus million contract to build a ring road around Paga Hill, which is K40 million more that what it is actually going to cost?
    5. Has the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill bought off Carson Pratt/Southwest Air. If so, how much did it cost him and where did he get the money from? Has he declared his business interests? How much of the Highlands Highway construction work will this engineering company be given?

    I believe these are questions that really beg answers to. The people of Papua New Guinea have a right to know. All leaders by virtue of office are subject to public scrutiny. Their lives, their business is subject to public scrutiny. The people have a right to know what our leaders eat, where they sleep, who they associate with and so on. If any leader think this should not be the case then resign and live a private life.

  9. Kristian Lasslett
    September 13, 2013 at 1:31 am

    An interesting thread – it seems like there is real need for an arms length audit of the current financial transactions surrounding the South Pacific Games.

    Just one point of clarification with respect to the whole Paga Hill ring road debacle. I cant confirm or deny the allegations with respect to Curtin Brothers – however, it is important to note that Paga Hill Development Company (PHDC) actually contracted L&A constructions to demolish homes along the Paga Hill foreshore, in violation of the community’s basic human rights (they have been there since the 1950s).

    Also the PHDC’s Chairman has a rather sordid history if PNG’s anti-corruption reporting history is to be believed (or indeed the reporting of journalists like Sean Dorney).

    For example, in 2006 the Public Accounts Committee alleged that PHDC’s lease over Paga Hill was acquired through “corrupt dealings”. The Public Accounts Committee then goes on to describe PHDC as a “private, foreign speculator with no ability to even pay the Land Rental, much less build anything on the site”.

    Other inquires by the Auditor General’s Office (AGO) and Public Accounts Committee have probed the past of PHDC executives, including its Chairman, Gudmundur Fridriksson, and its Director, George Hallit. Together these two men ran a consultancy firm CCS Anvil.

    The AGO claims when working as an agent for the Public Curator’s Office, CCS Anvil “withheld a significant amount of monies it has received from the proceeds of the realisation of assets of deceased estates, including sale of properties, shares and investment and rent…The AGO can find no evidence that any money realised by Anvil on behalf of estates has been paid into the Estate Trust Account”.

    The AGO also allege that CCS Anvil’s Papua New Guinea principal was certifying government payments to his own firm, for as much as K500,000. These findings were followed up, and confirmed, by the Public Accounts Committee in 2006.

    CCS Anvil was also censured in two other Public Accounts Committee reports and an AGO investigation.

    This of course does not mean the contract with Curtin Brothers is legitimate, but I suspect in light of the above, using PHDC to develop the road would have been equally questionable.

  10. Joseph Kapone
    October 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    At last the cat is out of the bag…Curtain Brothers is being paid K50 million for the Paga ringroad and not K68 million as rumoured earlier…which is still more than 50 % of the initial quote and designs put together by the owners of Paga Hill. So who is benefiting from the excess. Is it NCD Governor Powes Parkop? Is it Sports Minister Justin Tchenko? Or is it the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill? There cannot be a K26 million difference in the price so someone will have to explain to the people of Papua New Guinea just what is going on. Does Governor Parkop know about this huge difference? I hope not. He is a human rights activist and lawyer and the champion of the grassroots people. The people of NCD and indeed Papua New Guinea believe in him and trust him to be a honest and genuine leader. So if this has happened than perhaps the good Governor was mis-led? Questions, questions and still more questions.

  11. mike
    November 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Guys, be realistic. These days, you can not build a 2km 4 lane road with 10million Kina. This is an important site with lots of other work. Even K50 million is not enough for this road as it will involve building retaining walls, reclaiming land etc. This is the POM CBD and has to be done carefully. CB has the capacity to do it. They will be better than the rest. I have no interests with CB.

  12. Joseph Kapone
    November 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Mike…would your other name be Curtain by any chance? Forgive me but the way you wrote your letter you definitely sounded like Mick Curtain. Please don’t give us this reasoning about being “realistic”. We are being realistic. We were not plucking figures from thin air. Someone drew up all the plans already and was prepared to build the ring-road for K24 million. How then can Powes Parkop, Justic Tchenko, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Curtain Brothers do the road for K50 million. How can the government chose the most expensive builder…and to add to the insult to you are saying the K50 million is not enough…and you expect us to believe you have no interest with CB?

  13. Ethical journalism
    December 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

    My fellow Papua New Guineans, while gutsy journalists like Susan Merrell and all you good whistle-blowers continue to reveal corrupt dealings by political leaders and bureaucrats who are there supposedly to look after our interests, we the people must ensure none of these politicians are returned to Parliament in the next election. For the Sepiks, please it is time to give the Somare family the flick. They have stolen enough. For the Highlanders, it is time for Polye and O’Neill and others to be treated as thieves. For Justin the homosexual gardner and his mater the NCD governor, please don’t let all the style put on in the city by your own taxes, taxpayers fool you to give them another year. I think PNG should start looking at voting in women, and not those associated with politics, but those associated with ethical behaviour, good family values and real fear of God. Pls PNG men, let us make some real change in our country and for a change, give women a go at running country. A woman can run a family therefore a woman can run a local government, a province and a country. God bless PNG!

  14. C Koa
    December 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Reading all the comments above was just too much for me to absorb, however, I can only contribute more on these issues. The political, bureaucratic and business connections of group looks water tight it seems.

    Here is another one on corruption during the reign of Peter O’Neill as PM. Remember the 2011 supplementary budget of K500 million declared by Finance & Treasury Minister Don Polye? Where did all that money go? How was it appropriated? That K500 million surplus budget was used to fund the 2012 elections of the PNC and THE parties. Don Polye’s campaign funding from this K500 million was sourced thru a construction company call Tepman contractors. Funds were remitted to the Kandep district treasury and eventually paid to the contractor. The owner is Luke Minjikuli a first cousin to Polye. His party benefited more thru funding for David Arore, Dellilah Gore, Douglas Tomuriesa, Sali Subam and all the other winning and loosing candidates who contested under the THE party ticket.
    Tomuriesa benefited thru his company called Quick Span Building Systems Ltd where K6 million was paid by the South Fly District treasury after these money was remitted from the Finance Dept. Tomuriesa used over half of it to campaign for his seat. Subam got his share to campaign also in the form of the purchase of K3 million worth of roofing iron for South Fly district – materials which have to date not been delivered.
    O’Neill’s party benefited from half of the K500 million surplus. The Finance Dept knows that. Tosali knows that and Steven Gibson was the major facilitator getting payments going as per Polye’s directives.
    Belden Namah was working hard to keep O’Neill as PM but never knew what was happening at Finance & Treasury. Sam Basil who was National Planning & Monitoring Minister was kept out and never knew what was happening to the surplus money because none of the proceeds of the surplus money ever reached his department to fund approved projects.
    The K54 million made into the Parliamentary imprest account was beleived to be from this K500 million. This was just to keep Jeffery Nape happy because he actually benefited in the form of a K5 million prior to getting Peter O’Neill sworn in at government house when he first refused in his capacity as acting GG.

    Why two deficit national budgets in a row (2012 & 2013)? Its largely due to the misuse of the 2011 surplus K500 million which never funded any budgeted projects.

    Be aware; Polye and Co are again orchestrating a similar plan for 2017 national elections. It is highly likely he will deliver deficit budgets for years 2014 & 2015, then declare a surplus budget in 2016 for the purpose of funding their parties’ election campaigns in June/July 2017.

    Being the party leader he refused to become the deputy PM because of two issues;
    1. To ensure the lid is kept closed on the use of the 2011 surplus budget and other corrupt practices perpetrated during the last term in office.
    2. Plan to steal again to fund his 2017 naional elections.

    • Joseph Kapone
      December 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      C Koa, we need more people like you to come out and expose these corrupt and greedy people. No wonder Dob Polye has kept quiet when Peter O’Neill lied about the K71 million paid to Paul Paraka. They are partners in crime. Polye, please don’t be a hypocrite. Repent. Confess your sins. Beg God for forgiveness and be a true leader. Remember, God will judge each of us according to the light we have received!

      • Harold
        December 25, 2013 at 3:23 am

        None of our politicians believe there is a God or believe there is a hell. Why else would they steal so blatently? Because they believe there is no chance of punishment after death!

  15. March 2, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    It is extremely sad to know that our politicians and bureacrats are involved in all this illegal acts. They have totally what the role of being a leader is supposed to be. Being a good leader means one is prepared to served the interest of his/her people. But is the ither way around here, once we voted this leaders into the office they completely forget about the vast majority and instead or serving the public, they are busy making riches for themselves,driving expensive cars, eating at five star hotels, sending their kids overseas for education, having more than one wives, buying properties elsewhere while the majority of the people are suffering in silence. They didnt know that while they are eating a meal that costs around a thousand kina, a kid in the street just a one scone plus a cup of tang juice for his dinner, and the money that they used to send one of they kid overseas for schooling could be used to pay for ten kids school fee here.
    Seriously we need God-fearing people in there, those who must not be fooled by the money when they get in. Its sad to see good leaders going in there and getting corrupted.

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