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Director of Logistic Company bribed PNG Health Official

A BOMBSHELL jolted the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) inquiry yesterday when the managing-director of a logistics company claimed that he paid a K100,000 bribe to a member of the National Department of Health (NDoH) Technical Evaluation Committee.

Global Customs & Forwarding Ltd (GCF)’s Harupa Peke told the PAC that he paid the bribe to Paul Dopsie several times for invoices in order to be paid on time for delivery supplies.
Peke filed a letter of complaint to NDOH secretary in May 2017 stating bribery allegations against Dopsie after several instances of delays in payment.
He also filed a letter of complaint to the NDoH secretary in May 2017, stating the bribery allegations against Dopsie after several delays in payments.
He also filed a letter of complaint to the NDoH secretary in May 2017, stating the bribery allegations against Dopsie after several delays in payments.
“I never received any response from the secretary but was later called in by a National Executive Council (NEC) audit team about the letter.
“I had to withdraw the letter again because I felt that my life and business were at risk,” Peke said.
GCF, formerly known as Loha Customs and Forwarding Ltd, was previously engaged by AusAID for K15 million to distribute 100 per cent medical kits in Mamose from 2012 to 2014.
The company then secured its first contract of K8 million with NDoH in 2014 to deliver medical supplies, again in Mamose from 2014 to 2017.
Peke also revealed that there were witnesses and a few government officials involved in the bribe who were summoned by PAC to appear in the inquiry next Monday.

 The National / PNG Health News

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