PUBLIC Enterprises and State Investments Minister William Duma says he is concerned that corruption, nepotism and complacency are rife in all of Papua New Guinea’s state-owned enterprises.
But Mr Duma’s own name has been tagged to some PNG official corruption investigations.
In a Post Courier report, he called on his ministry staff to change the way they conduct business and how they operate and run their enterprises.
Mr Duma said the recruitment system was not fair and transparent and nepotism, incompetency and complacency are major problems.
"Conflict of interest and corruption is rife and that is a bad inducement,” he said. “This is not a good way. We are in a better place to do better for our people but we continue to fail our people.
"We accept bribery. We are our worst enemy and it concerns me. I hope we change our attitudes and do better for our people.
"Not everyone is doing that. All our entities have competent people and I have trust in them but we have to try and stop this culture," he said.