Sharing Bribery Experiences Encountered in Papua New Guinea – Bribery in PNG is Not a Game



Bribery in Papua New Guinea is not a game!
A best friend of mine offered me K2500 on the counter to go through all his document and conduct interview. He convinced me by saying brother, this is our money and we have to do it quickly so that you could be also benefited out from this. – JBirop

Sharing Bribery Experiences Encountered in Papua New Guinea – Bribery in PNG is Not a Game

by Jerry Birop – Aspiring Economist, Policy, Business, and Research Analyst.

Bribery is not a game in PNG.

A month ago, I was interviewing a disease case at my work place. All the nominated beneficiaries came for interview. I advised all the beneficiaries to come in one by one.

I started interviewed the spouse of the deceased member of the NSL. After interview, she thanked me for a long awaited case which took her about 4 years to go back and forth for the same case. She told me that to organize the documents was not easy.

After that she posed a while and took something out from her bag. Surprisingly, she took out and offered me K500 right on my table and said, I m giving you with my heart and it’s a pay for shorten the time and interview us. Just get it and process my file.

She further added and said, it’s a gift for helping us out and not a bribery. She convinced me by saying so many things and said it’s a blessing to you my son!

My response to her!

Madam, I am sorry! Nambawan Super Limited doesn’t receive/accept any form of rewards or money to do our member’s work. We served our members without any form of costs/pay. We served all members for free and that’s it. And I told her, keep your money for your own use and she got her money back.

Another disease case yesterday 28/04/2022 which I scheduled the beneficiaries to come at 11am for interview and they did turn up. As usual, I advised all the beneficiaries to come in to my office one by one.

Firstly, the spouse of the diseased member came. I conducted the interview and after interview, she offered me K600 and I rejected her by advising her that we don’t receive/accept any money from our members.

We served them for free. She tried to explain about the situation and about the time she invested to organized all the documents but I refused all her sweet talks and she took her money back.

Another case again!

A best friend of mine offered me K2500 on the counter to go through all his document and conduct interview. He convinced me by saying brother, this is our money and we have to do it quickly so that you could be also benefited out from this.

He is one of the beneficiary to a diseased member to NSL. He said so many convincing things and I was a bit tempted to accept the offer but then I was questioning my self if it’s good for me and the company to do such things.

After a while, I posed him and told him straight away that I don’t receive any form of bribery from our NSL members and this is out of our company’s policies. I added and said, brother we normally served our member for free and give our best members services.

He replied and said, bro! just for drink and your flex for doing this. Why not you just accept my heart felt gift because I am your brother? I told him not to give a lot of sweet talks before we waste our own time. You have to get your money back and go through the checklist/ as per the requirements and provide the necessary documents.

Few experiences I encountered at work place could touch some of you!

Jerry Birop

 

Bribery in PNG is not a game! A best friend of mine offered me K2500 on the counter to go through all his document and conduct interview. He convinced me by saying brother, this is our money and we have to do it quickly so that you could be also benefited out from this.
DO NOT ACCEPT BRIBERY







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