PNG Power is currently undergoing a review of its financial reporting following the discovery of a number of issues relating to the integrity of its financial records. In 2018, PNG Power management discovered significant inaccuracies in financial reporting, which includes amongst other things, under-reporting of expenses.
The news article in the Post-Courier regarding our shareholder, Kumul Consolidated Holdings declaring its 2018 dividends, reported a financial loss of K197 million for PNG Power. PNG Power would like to make it clear that the 2018 financial reports are still under review and a final unaudited figure is yet to be released. For the past six years, PNG Power have had independent, external audits undertaken. Each audit has produced a number of negative and irregular qualifications relating to the Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss. Unfortunately, no action has been taken until 2018 to correct these very serious accounting irregularities.