REPORTS of the sacking of nine civilian staff of Papua New Guinea’s Defence Department should be of concern to all public servants and the general public, says Transparency International PNG.
“The nine staff reportedly spoke out about issues of maladministration, mismanagement and misappropriation within their department,” said Transparency International PNG chairman Lawrence Stephens.
“It is concerning to read about any threat, suspension or sacking of people who draw attention to illegality, whether it be real or alleged.
“Witness accounts are powerful tools in exposing corruption, fraud and mismanagement. Raising the alert of authorities when corruption occurs, is an obligation for all public servants.