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Court Order Restricts Buka Town Mayor, Council board from meddling with Town’s management

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A court order has been served to the Board of the Buka Town Council and the Buka Town Mayor, John Angamata to restrain or not to interfere with the operations of the Buka Town Council and the Buka Town Manager.

Resident Judge for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Justice Sir Kina Bona, signed the court order that was issued to Buka Town Mayor, John Angamata and five other defendants on Wednesday May 24, 2017.

Edward Kenai as the Buka Town Manager is the first plaintiff while the Buka Town Council as the second plaintiff.

The court order comes into effect after the Buka Town Manager, and two senior officers were issued their termination letters on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The court ordered the defendants, their employees, servants, agents, associates and supporters or whosoever be restrained from assembling, trespassing and or getting on beside or near 100 meters of the plaintiffs business areas, pursuant to Order 4, Rule 37 and Order 12, Rule 1 of the National Court Orders.

The defendants, their employees, servants, agents, associates and supporters whosoever be retrained from assaulting, threatening or insulting directly or indirectly the plaintiff, its manager and its employees, servants, agencies, officers and or contractors on or near its business premises pursuant to order 4, rule 37 and order 12 rule 1 of the National Court Rules.

Pursuant to Order 12, Rule 1, of the National Court Rules, and sections 144 (4) and 166 of the Constitution, the defendants be restrained from holding themselves out as board members of the Buka Town Council pending the determination of this matter.

The matter is returnable on June 7, for both parties to appear before the court on the update and proper proceedings of the matter.

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