KPHL is not above the Law
By The PAC
KPHL has defied instructions by NEC and State SOLICITOR & Breached the PPC Act.
“THE KPHL TOP MANAGEMENT AND CHAIRMAN WILL FACE THE FULL BRUNT OF THE LAW IF THEY FAIL TO RESPOND WITHIN 7 DAYS” ~PAC CHAIRMAN~
The Public Accounts Committee Chairman Sir John Pundari said, “The Kumul
Petroleum Holdings Ltd (KPHL) on two occasions breached the Permanent
Parliamentary Committees (PPC) Act 1994 when it failed to produce information
requested by the Public Accounts Committee.”
Sir John said that KPHL was initially requested by PAC to provide information on the
proceeds from the PNGLNG project and was given fourteen (14) days to comply with
the Notice which has lapsed at 4:00 pm on Monday the 22nd day of July 2019. “
He said, “However, KPHL failed to comply with this Notice but PAC was lenient and
extended by giving an additional 14 days to comply with its request.
“Even after the 28 days period lapsed,” Sir John said, “KPHL failed to comply with the
request. The Chairman explained that a even a NEC Decision No: NG29/2019 approved that
KPHL was subject to the Scrutiny of Public Accounts Committee, however, “he said,”
KPHL continue to defy the NEC directive and PAC Notices. He said, “KPHL’s has
acted against the Advice of the State Solicitor advising KPHL that they were subject
to PAC scrutiny.”
The Chairman said “The PAC has taken the continues non-compliance by KPHL very
seriously and warned that failure to comply with the last and final Notice will result in
PAC enforcing without hesitation, penalty provisions under the Permanent
Parliamentary Committee Act.