Govt approves Whistle Blowers Act
People wanting to report corruption from within their organisations can now do so knowing they will be protected against disciplinary actions against them.
This follows the approval of the Whistle Blowers Act, announced by Prime Minister James Marape last week.
The act, expected to be tabled for enactment during the next parliament sitting, will also protect people to give evidence in the UBS loan saga during the inquiry.
“We are also looking at getting the ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) Act to Parliament before the end of this year and this government is committed to eradicate corruption in PNG,” Marape said.
He made this known last Thursday during a media conference in Port Moresby where he announced the Government’s decision to establish a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the controversial UBS loan deal.