8 Dec 2015

PNG Opposition says contracts going to ministers' company

7:43 am on 8 December 2015

The Papua New Guinea opposition has slammed the government for awarding a major roading contract to a company it says is owned by cabinet ministers.

Global Construction has the contract for the upgrade of Taurama Rd in Port Moresby, and the opposition says this is corruption at the highest level.

The roading project is set to cost US$33 million dollars.

The opposition leader, Don Polye, says this company has been awarded most of the roading projects happening in the city.

The project was launched by the Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko and Mr Polye has asked why he was involved.

He has also asked why are two key stadia around the city, Sir John Guise Stadium and Sir Hubert Murray Stadium, are still under construction, when the minster and the prime minister promised they would be done in time of the Pacific Games which finished nearly five months ago.