27 Dec 2011

PNG corruption task force gets more money to continue its work

5:19 pm on 27 December 2011

Papua New Guinea's O'Neill government has allocated an additional 1 point four million US dollars to the Task Force Sweep team which is investigating allegedly corrupt public spending.

The team was set up soon after the O'Neill governnment took power in August.

It was initially given funding of two point eight million US dollars.

The task force has targetted members of the former Somare administration, senior government officials and prominent business people.

The Post Courier reports that its chairman, Sam Koim says in the New Year they may look into the Taiwan diplomatic scandal.