STATEMENT MADE BY PMJM – THE WORK OF POLICE NOT TO BE IMPEDED

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The work of police would not be impeded by anyone.

Statement by the Prime Minister

By PM James Marape – 24/05/20

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I want to assure the nation that the work of police would not be impeded by myself as Prime Minister in the face of many allegations that criss-crosses many persons, including myself over many outstanding matters recently that are of public concern.

I make this statement, in light of a purported copy of Section 61 instrument being released into public domain, and some claiming Marape as a ‘player’ in this saga.

“Finance Ministers signs Section 46(b) of the IPBC Act and Section 61 of the PFM Act based on requests from State Agencies including SOEs and are always amongst the last in the chain of the approval process.

I will offer my statements as Witness of State, just like I am doing for the UBS Saga and I would like to inform the country that never will I use the office of PM to stop or encourage Police from doing their constitutional duties.

On other corruption fronts, I encourage our citizens and residents at all levels to use protections the Whistle Blowers Act that Parliament passed last year and start to report and assist prosecute corruptions.

During this coming June Parliament sitting, we will get ICAC’s third and final reading passed so a specialized corruption fighting institution can be established by law. Many government’s of past had promised but my government will deliver on it.

And in light of the former PM’s arrest , let’s respect him and the police process involved, the Leader is innocent until found guilty so let’s be respectful and refrain from public commentary.

Ends//

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