For three years Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has failed to cancel unlawful SABL leases affecting over 5 million hectares of land and has failed to deliver on his promises to return the land to its customary owners.
Today, June 24, is the three-year anniversary of the Commission of Inquiry reports that exposed the whole scam and confirmed the leases are unlawful.
March 5th 2015 marked 5 years since the Finance Department Commissiob of Inquiry Report was tabled in Parliament. Up until now, this report has not been implemented. The report shows 58 pubic servants, lawyers and bureaucrats were implicated and yet nothing has been done to arrest them or recover the stolen K780 million. These thieves are freely living high both in PNG and abroad on the expanse of tax payers hard earned money.
Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil speaks out about re-couping the K780 million that was stolen and those implicated prosecuted as it is sad that after 5years nothing has been done and no one prosecuted yet!
K780 million in public money was stolen through the Department of Finance between 2000 and 2006. But, despite a Commission of Inquiry that detailed who was involved and their methods, nobody has been prosecuted and none of the monies has ever been recovered.
The Prime Minister must take decisive action to ensure those implicated in the K780 million Department of Finance fraud are brought to justice and the monies recovered, says community advocacy group, ACT NOW!