Roko Koloma

Koloma’s actions rebuked

Transparency International PNG’s (TIPNG) statement follows the unsuccessful attempt by police to take Koloma in for questioning last Friday.

Koloma was supposed to be interviewed: Police

In a brief yesterday, Commander Michael Tilae said they only have correspondence and documents going into the office.

Tilae was responding to queries raised by this newsroom on the status of allegations and questioning that were supposedly set to be carried out on the national statistician regarding misappropriation of funds amounting to more than K200 million.

​Capacity lacking in govt agencies

This was reiterated by the National Statistic Office at the first Data Stock Taking Workshop in Port Moresby.

National statistician Roko Koloma said there is a need to look at the National Statistical System.

“There is a need for us to ask a lot of serious questions on how we can approach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and we need to look seriously at where these indicators are going to come from.”

He stressed the importance of seeking advice and help from the different development partners and start building that capacity.