Business houses back anti-corruption walk

Business houses back anti-corruption walk

Thursday 5th June, Port Moresby – The 13th Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk Against Corruption is just two days away and the level of support towards the event has been immense.

“Many business houses and organizations in Port Moresby showed their support to TIPNG and the anti-corruption cause by donating towards prizes, catering and providing logistical support. We also acknowledge volunteers from schools and organisations who will be assisting us to ensure the walk happens without a hitch. We are grateful and humbled by the level of support from all sectors,” said Arianne Kassman, Executive Director of TIPNG.

This annual event is TIPNG’s largest fundraising and awareness activity, bringing over a thousand people together every year to show their opposition to corruption through a peaceful walk.

The target amount to be raised through the Walk this year is K200,000 and so far TIPNG has raised K139,500. Over 135 Corporate, civil society , School and Family Teams have registered .

The theme for this year’s Walk is Justice = Enforcement + Reporting. Through the theme TIPNG is promoting justice for corruption through enforcement of the law by agencies responsible and the reporting of corruption by all citizens. Corruption affects the accessibility and quality of justice.  It takes citizens and the law and justice sector to work together to achieve corruption for justice and to put an end to corruption.

The Walk will be led by Constitutional office holders in the Law and Justice Sector: Secretary for Justice and Attorney General, Dr Eric Kwa, Deputy Police Commissioner for Operations, Mr Jim Andrews and Acting Correctional Services Commissioner, Mr Stephen Pokanis.

The SASWAC will also be held in Lae on Saturday the 8th of June 2019 and is set to begin at 7am at the Coronation College Campus.

If you would like to register a team to participate, please contact TIPNG on phone: 3234917/7517 or email info@transparencyinternational.org.pg.

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