TIPNG commends New Erima School board member

Transparency International (TIPNG) has commended a board member of the New Erima Primary School for demanding accountability over withdrawals from the school’s account.

This comes after the board member recently raised questions about the withdrawal of K261, 480 from the school account.

“Once again the school is leading the way. This is another important reminder of the need for information on the use of public funds to be made public.

“School authorities should be willing and unafraid in providing details, honouring the constitutional right of citizens to free access to public information,” said TIPNG.

TIPNG called on authorities to listen to the demand and to ensure that the funds are fully accounted for.  

“When a humble school on the outskirts of Port Moresby can take such a stand, its students and staff can see the importance of communities everywhere demanding that public funds be fully accounted for. 

“This response by a school board member is an example of the community doing what it should do: make sure that the use of public funds is properly reported. New Erima is leading by example and will continue to do so by insisting on full disclosure,” said TIPNG.   

Troy Taule