"Corruption boils down to the attitude of individuals, which needs a complete change. The onus is on everyone to end this disease that continues to eat away the fabric of the nation"
| National Broadcasting Corporation
PORT MORESBY - The Marape government has vowed that it will work closely with key government agencies to combat corruption in Papua New Guinea.
Acting prime minister John Rosso said the government cannot tackle corruption alone, and needs a collective effort from government agencies and every individual.
Launching the annual statement of the Ombudsman Commission, Mr Rosso said PNG is ranked among the top 50 countries in the world perceived to be highly corrupt.
The 2021 corruption perception index by Transparency International indicated a slight improvement from 142 out of 180 countries in 2020 to a rank of 124 last year.
However, more work is needed, Mr Rosso said.
He said the government is keen to work closely with key government bodies to improve its ranking.
Corruption boils down to the attitude of individuals, which needs a complete change, he said.
He stressed that the onus is now on everyone to end this disease that continues to eat away the fabric of the nation.