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Transparency International cries foul over appointment of Duma

In February William Duma was suspended now he is back at the very heart of government

In February Prime Minister Peter O’Neill suspended Ministers William Duma and Fabian Pok and announced a Commission of Inquiry into their role in the Manumanu military base and land scandal.

That Commission of Inquiry has never happened, but in the meantime the revelations about Mr Duma and his connection to various corrupt land deals have only intensified, as these stories illustrate:

But now, in one of his first acts as Prime Minister since the controversial elections, Peter O’Neill has reappointed Duma a Minister in his caretaker Cabinet. The Mt Hagen MP and United Resources Party Leader, has his hands back on the Petroleum and Energy portfolio and will also handle Housing and Urbanisation, Public Enterprise and State Investments, Transport, Agriculture and Livestock!

Transparency International is outraged, as we all should be. TIPNG is calling on the Prime Minster to keep his promise to the people, and revoke the appointment of Duma.

In a statement, TIPNG says Peter O’Neill, is on public record as making a clear commitment to the people that the estimated K2m Administrative Inquiry will examine the details of the Manumanu land deal.

TIPNG says so far, Mr O’Neill has fallen short of his own standards with no publication of the findings of the inquiry, and now the reappointment of Mr. Duma with no consideration of his promise to the people.

It says Papua New Guineans expect leaders to be cleared of all alleged serious wrong-doings before they are entrusted to make decisions which will affect the people.

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  1. bosi
    August 7, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Good night PNG , dont talk about this its still dark , because we didn’t see well and appoint our leader so PNG sleep dont talk .

  2. August 7, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    That is typical O’Neil on the move. That is what the people wanted by voting PNC into government. What do you expect?

  3. W. Bogan
    August 8, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    How can a serial liar be trusted? Peter Oniel and his bunch of crook ministers and cohorts wanted to hang on to power so that they can continue to manipulate the system.
    Papua New Guinea is too big for such people and it is only a matter of time before justice will catch up with them. Thanks TIPNG for revealing another of Peter Oniels lies.
    Both should be behind bars right now. Someone out there should step up without fear and hit the nail on thed head.
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  1. August 7, 2017 at 11:11 am

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