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Using Mobile Phones to fight corruption in Papua New Guinea

Four years on since its inception, the revolutionary “Phones Against Corruption” initiative by the Papua New Guinea Department of Finance (DoF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is now set to expand to another 44 government agencies.

Having already been described as a runaway success, the Phones Against Corruption initiative is an anonymous reporting system, through which members of the public encouraged to report concerns relating to acts and incidents amounting to corruption.

As a precursor to other, yet to be formalized anti-corruption initiatives, such as the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the Phones Against Corruption initiative has already aided in uncovering about 500 corruption related cases over the past 4 years.

Of these 500 cases over 70 are in various stages of investigation, ten have been completed, five are before the courts and two have resulted in convictions.  ....read more on  PNG Technology News Website >> PNG eHow

Posted by Staff Reporter : PNG Today on Thursday, April 05, 2018. Filed under , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Share this Article

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