4 Jun 2019

Economist says PNG relying on corrupted statistics

From , 3:02 pm on 4 June 2019

An economist says the Papua New Guinea government is continuing to produce and rely on corrupted statistics.

PNG Economics' Paul Flanagan says key public servants are manipulating figures to create the impression that the government's economic performance looks better than it really is.

The PNG economy has been struggling for several years and this is one of the reasons that spurred efforts to remove the Peter O'Neill regime.

Mr Flanagan told Don Wiseman he is basing his view on an assessment of the latest information issued by the National Statistics Office.

Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI