Pm: Do Not Pre-Empt Manumanu Inquiry Outcome

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has called on all interested parties in the administrative inquiry into the Manumanu land deal to remain patient and not seek to pre-empt the outcomes of the inquiry.

“I have seen public comment in the media on the administrative inquiry into the Manumanu land deal,” Mr O’Neill said in a statement yesterday.

He said the final report had not been presented to the Government.

“When the final report has been presented to the Government it will be released to the public and prepared for tabling in the National Parliament.

“All interested parties need to remain patient and not seek to pre-empt the outcomes of the inquiry.

“This is a serious matter and the outcome will be finalised in an appropriate timeframe.

“Due process is essential and this must be respected,” Mr O’Neill said

The Prime Minister was responding to calls for him to release the findings of the administrative inquiry into the Manumanu land deal in Central Province.

Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) chairman Lawrence Stephens renewed his call for Mr O’Neill to table in Parliament the administrative inquiries findings.

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