23 Apr 2008

PNG opposition welcomes government turnaround on Finance inquiry

8:26 pm on 23 April 2008

Papua New Guinea's Opposition has welcomed the Prime Minister's decision to restart the Commission of Inquiry into the Department of Finance.

The government had stopped the inquiry into corruption within the department, but they have now decided to re-start it.

The opposition leader, Sir Mekere Morauta, says the inquiry into the department should not have been disbanded in the first place.

He's now calling on the government to make sure that the Commission is now properly funded.

He adds that he's glad that the government has heeded the protest by the opposition and other concerned people and groups, such as Transparency International.