PNG government official’s company awarded lucrative Covid catering contract

Prime minister James Marape to set up investigation into AU$200,000 contract for Caring Ltd to provide catering services

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A company, one of whose directors is a senior official within Papua New Guinea’s department of health was paid more than 539,000 kina (A$200,000) to provide catering including for a Covid isolation unit in the capital from May to November last year.

The revelations have prompted the country’s prime minister, James Marape, to call for a full investigation into the catering contract and the tender process by which it was obtained.

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