MEDIA STATEMENT

Tuesday 30 April 2019

 

The Shadow Attorney General and Member for Sinasina Yonggomugl Mr Kerenga Kua has called on Waigani public servants not to facilitate last minute government transactions in the lead up to the Vote of no Confidence in May this year.

Mr Kua made this call in light of the coming session of parliament where MPs may, in desperation, attempt to utilise government resources for their own gains.

Mr Kua said, “It is obvious that change is imminent, and government departments and bodies like Treasury, Kumul Consolidated Holdings, PNG Gaming Board, MRDC should not be party to any political side.

“The habit of using public resources for political expediency will not be tolerated. We are closely monitoring the printing of illegal
cheques. Concerned public servants must play your part in exposing this abuse of position and office.

“We will hold you accountable once the changes have taken place and you will face the full brunt of the law.

“We have experienced during the O’Neill regime an abuse of institutions like never seen before in our history. And the above-mentioned institutions have been heavily involved in with the whims of the Regime including our banks.

“I therefore call on all those in positions of power to allow this shift to happen without any interference in this legitimate democratic
process.

“In saying this I also put on notice the banks in PNG. We have experienced in the past that banks have also discriminated in favour of the Regime and have acted in a manner that can be deemed illegal and tantamount to money laundering. I would like to caution banks to
also stay out of the politics and not interfere by aiding a government in moving money around at this time,” said Mr Kua.

 

Kerenga Kua MP
Shadow Attorney General
& Minister for Justice & Attorney General