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THE COURT REPORT

Chief Justice slams police over failure to investigate former NHC boss John Dege

…Temu claims she genuinely thought she had legally acquired the lease from John Dege, NHC’s then Managing Director, and Gabriel Gore, the NHC’s then Principle Legal Officer. Temu argues ‘she was asked to pay K30,000 for the State Lease and to have the Transfer Deed done by the former Managing Director of NHC, Mr John Dege’. Unfortunately, the court notes,…

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THE COURT REPORT

NHC Targets Grieving Widow in Illegal Sell Off to Foreign Businessperson

…homeless. According Mei Lin her company KC2 Ltd also purchased a second Lae property from the NHC, again for the exact same price of K350,000. All of this was signed off, Mei Lin maintains, by John Dege the then NHC Managing Director. Prior to completion of the purchase, the courts contend, Mei Lin failed to conduct adequate due diligence to…

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THE TOKAUT BLOG

PM Marape please clean up the National Housing Corporation

…throw out charges brought against Mr Dege by the RPNGC. Magistrate Bidar expressed sympathy for Dege, claiming he ‘was just a CEO’ and a ‘sacrificial lamb’. Dege has previously argued the same, telling journalists ‘I am always the victim’. Mr Bidar’s senior colleagues on the National Court have taken a less generous view of Mr Dege. He was accused by…

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THE TOKAUT BLOG

PNGi 2018 – A Quick Review

…to the connivance of government departments. For decades those living in State housing in urban cities have enjoyed no better protection, thanks to the rotten National Housing Corporation and its Managing Director, John Dege. Taking From the Poor to Feed the Rich was the title of PNGi’s three-part expose that led to a petition calling for a police investigation. Thankfully,…

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POWER PROFILES

Fabian Pok: Leadership Tribunal Material

…way, both in their public lives and their private lives, so as not to allow their integrity to be called into question. When addressing the conduct of John Dege and the NHC staff, Judge Canning suggests something rather sinister may have occurred: How could it [NHC], and Mr Dege and Mr Gore [NHC Principal Legal Officer] in particular, reasonably form…

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PNGi INVESTIGATES

The Yama Files Part V: The Tale of 10 Supreme Court Judges

narrative narrative Staff Reporters Why Report? Why Report? Why report on Peter Yama? Why report on John Dege? Why report on Gudmundur Fridriksson? Why report on Peter O’Neill? Why report on Lachlan Leishman? Why report on Michael Somare? The stories are not about Peter Yama, John Dege, Peter O’Neill, Gudmundur Fridriksson, or whoever you may want to name. These are…

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THE TOKAUT BLOG

Petition to investigate outlaw organisation and its management

John Dege refused. On 18 November 2013, the NHC’s Managing Director John Dege informed Vaki Vailala the offer was cancelled. In evidence deposed to the National Court of Papua New Guinea, John Dege justified this decision arguing that Vailala was an illegal tenant, a rent defaulter, and had refused previous offers to purchase the property. Justice Canning rejected all three…

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PNGi INVESTIGATES

Taking from the poor to feed the rich: NHC and John Dege (Part III)

…of the NHC’s then Managing Director John Dege, a man which the national courts claim is a fraudster and a liar. They were executed through the so called Outright Cash Sales Scheme. When Dege was asked by the National Court to explain this scheme, he refused. It has been cloaked in secrecy. So the multi-million question is – what has…

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PNGi INVESTIGATES

Taking from the poor to feed the rich: NHC and John Dege (Part II)

…came about after he wrote to the NHC’s Managing Director John Dege using Ministerial letterhead. Pok requested ‘any property that is available for sale by your organisation’ on 10 May 2013. Several months later on 30 October 2013, Dege wrote a letter of offer to Vaki Vailala under the NHC’s controversial Outright Cash Sales Scheme. Vaki was informed he could…

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PNGi INVESTIGATES

Taking from the poor to feed the rich: NHC and John Dege (Part I)

…squad. The reasons why will become apparent over coming days. Video: John Dege unsuccessfully contested the 2017 elections on a People’s National Congress Party ticket While Dege has been described as ‘a success star’ by his replacement – who suggested Dege reversed the NHC’s fortunes – Courts and Auditors have seriously questioned this label. Dege claims ‘I am always the…

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