Carol Kidu - Walk Against Corruption 2012
Lady Carol Kidu leading the walk.

Thousands of Port Moresby citizens braved the early morning cold to join the annual Sir Anthony Siaguru Walk against Corruption organized by Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG).

A sea of color gathered at the Jack Pidik Park as early as 4:30am in possibly the largest walk ever and leading the walk was the country’s only female and outgoing Member of Parliament, Lady Carol Kidu.

She was the guest speaker and also led the walk.

In her address to the participants after the walk, Kidu mentioned that it was also a critical time for the time. She said the walk coincided with the election period which was an opportunity for voters to decide their future. She said for five seconds when the votes are cast, the people regain their power and they must decide, not for themselves, but for their children and grandchildren.

Prizes were awarded for certain categories including best dressed team, banner and message in the corporate sector. The prize for best dressed went to Talai Primary School who were sponsored by Post Courier.

The walk attracted both corporate and government agencies and ended with breakfast (hotdogs).