Date Posted: 13.03.2014
Twenty-one organizations have come together and made a commitment to support the work of the Community Coalition against Corruption (CCAC). Through a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), the organizations will mobilize and campaign on national issues related to corruption.
The CCAC was established in 2002 through the combined efforts of Transparency International PNG Inc. (TIPNG), Media Council of Papua New Guinea, Office of the Public Prosecutor, PNG Chamber of Commerce, PNG Ombudsman Commission and the main line churches of PNG. It has been instrumental in bringing to public attention and campaigning on controversial issues including the Maladina Amendments and the proposed extension of the 2012 National Elections.
The 21 organizations who have taken the first step in officially signing up to the coalition are Transparency International PNG Inc., Media Council of PNG, PNG Eco Forestry Forum, Partners with Melanesia, Oro Community Environment Action Network, PNG Assembly of Disabled Persons, PNG Council of Churches, Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Archdiocese of Port Moresby, United Church in Papua New Guinea, Young Womens Christian Association, Youth Against Corruption Association, PNG Trade Union Congress, PNG Energy Worker’s Union, PNG Banks & Financial Institutions Workers Union, University of Papua New Guinea Student Representative Council, Institute of National Affairs, Consultative, Implementation & Monitoring Council, National Research Institute, Business Council of Papua New Guinea and Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Led by its Secretariat, which is housed in TIPNG, the CCAC is currently engaged in a campaign aimed at bringing clarity to the recent health tender dubbed as the “Borneo Contract”. The MOA was signed today (Wednesday 12/3/14) at the National Research in Port Moresby.