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Twisted tale into corruption [Excessive Legal billings and corrupt state officials]

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by MELL LAKA
The Attorney General is empowered to brief private lawyers/counsel to act for the State. This occurs when there is need for particular expertise or the Attorney General is unable to undertake the work itself. From Finance Department records a Commission of enquiry found that over the period 2000 to 2006 the State incurred liability in payouts of approximately K100 million in legal fees. The Inquiry saw that there has been no compliance with the Public Finances (Management) Act procedures of expenditure for approval prior to engaging in those brief outs. A  Commission of enquiry after making extensive examination of these payments with ready assistance from all the law firms concerned except Paul Paraka Lawyers which has been the recipient of at least the K41 million in brief out fees for January 2003 to August 2006 noted in NEC records.

 Let me illustrate what I mean by excessive legal fee with our so called Chief Secretary of the National Government, Mr. Isaac Lupari. Mr I…

JAMES MARAPE'S MENTOR IS PETER O'NEILL WHEN IT COMES TO HALF TRUTHS

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NIUGINI OUTLOOK  UPNG especially was screaming in December that they had no money left to run the university. It was well known that months ago the PNG government had promised a sizeable amount of money to University of Papua New Guinea, PNG University of Technology and University of Goroka to pay for damages and other expenses that were incurred and not budgeted for by the universities as a result of the 2016 student boycott. The declaration that this money would be given to the universities before classes resumed again last September was supposedly told to university heads by Chief Minister Isaac Lupari in private, and in public by Peter O'Neill and other government officials. It was clearly stated in August 2016 and run on EM-TV news that the following amounts would be paid: UPNG: K12 million
Unitech: K43 million
UOG: K8 million In the case of Unitech, this money was essential, being that 4 buildings were burned to the ground in late June 2016, including the all-important mess. W…

PETER O’NEILL PLANNING TO RIP OFF PNG LNG LANDOWNERS - NOTHING COMING UNTIL 2019 - LEAKED SUBMISSION INSIDE

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by JACK TOAPELIS
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has broken his promise to PNG LNG landowners to support their purchase of 4.27% equity in the project.
A leaked policy submission by the Prime Minister, Treasurer Patrick Pruaitch and Finance Minister Jame Marape says landowners will have to go it alone and raise their own funds to buy the equity.
The Prime Minister had previously agreed to debt financing by NPCP/Kumul Petroleum for the landowners so they could pay for their equity.
This promise was effected in NEC decision 208 of 2015 – now the Prime Minister wants to rescind that decision through his new policy submission.
Virtually all the recommendations in the Prime Minister’s submission are in breach of the 2009 Kokopo Umbrella Benefit-Sharing Agreement.
Indeed the O’Neill Government has always been in breach of the Kokopo UBSA, notably in making agreed payments to the UBSA participants.
As Sir Michael Somare said in a statement late last year: “This government has not paid a toea in royalt…

NEW TWIST IN THE AWARDING OF CONTRACT OF NEW COURT HOUSE - PM's LADY NII DOING EVERYTHING IN HER POWER!

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byNANCY GORO

The awarding of contract of the construction of the new Supreme and National Court Complex in Waigani worth K430 million that was being heavily politicised has taken another twist. 

The twist now sees the Prime Minister getting directly involved. The National Executive Council (NEC) is set to meet this week and one agenda will be the awarding of contract for the construction of the new Court House complex Waigani. 

 The Prime Minister is said to be traveling out of the country when NEC meets. He has appointed Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion to chair NEC. 

This sly tactic by PM is totally uncalled for and is seen to be corrupt practice and tactic. Prime Minister before travelling out has has directed his PNC Party members to support the awarding of the contract to L&A Construction a company.

 L&A Construction is closely linked and associated with the PNC Party and Prime Minister O'Neil. Although L&A Constructions bid was out of the budget, they had no experien…

O'NIELL'S STICKY FINGERS AIM FOR PANGUNA

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by BRYAN KRAMER


Yesterday (11/01/16) Post Courier published an article by Gorethy Kenneth headlined "O'Neill: Govt has no interest in Panguna" The report stated "Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has reiterated that the Government has no interest to own the Panguna Copper Mine on Bougainville." It went on to quote O'Neill stating;

"There have been suggestions that the Government is keen to buy 53.38 per cent Rio Tinto’s shares in the Australia firm Bougainville Copper Limited.

"The National Government is committed to improving the delivery of basic services to the people of Bougainville as a top most priority of our Government, the report said.
"Recent decisions, including rebuilding the main roads including Kokopau to Arawa, and to Buin and the awarding of contracts, are clear examples of this commitment.

"As I stated in Arawa and in Panguna, the National Government is not interested in talking about anything else includi…

IS PNC INTACT? -THE INSIDE TRACK ON A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE - PART 2

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by BRYAN KRAMER

This Part 2 of a two part series providing an insight into the looming vote of no confidence (VNC) against Peter O'Neill planned by the Opposition during the current session of Parliament. Part 1 covered the constitutional and procedural process that must be followed before Parliament may consider a VNC.
To recap, the Constitution (section 145) stipulates that a motion of VNC may be proposed by any member of Parliament; however it must name the next Prime Minister, be signed by no less than 12 MPs, and give no less than one week’s notice in accordance with the standing orders of Parliament.
Standing Orders stipulate the notice of VNC must be delivered to the Speaker of Parliament and tabled before Private Business Committee on a Wednesday to determine the motion is of national importance. It must then be delivered to Clerk of Parliament to be listed on the Notice Paper on a Thursday sitting (Private Business Day).
This article will discuss how th…

NATIONAL COURT STAYS BAKI'S DECISION TO TERMINATE ELUH AND GITUA.

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BRYAN KRAMER BREAKS DOWN THE HISTORY BEHIND THE DECISION TO TERMINATE TWO SENIOR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE ARREST OF PRIME MINISTER O'NIELL

by BRYAN KRAMER

While many were jubilant and surprised by the news of National Court's ruling to stay (stop) Commissioner of Police Gary Baki's decision to terminate Assistant Commissioner of Police Thomas Eluh and Deputy Director of National Fraud & Anti-Corruption Directorate Timothy Gitua, for me the ruling was expected.
The Judiciary operates under strict guidelines, rules, procedures and principles all based on several hundred years of precedent (previous court rulings). The judiciary is the branch of government which administers justice according to law. The two other branches are Parliament and the National Executive Council (NEC) made up of Government Ministers and chaired by Prime Minister , also referred to as the Executive Government or Cabinet.

The role of Parliament is to make the laws, while NEC makes ex…