Secretary told to issue directions

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THE Madang National Court has ordered Works Department secretary David Wereh to issue directions to the provincial Works Department to release to Madang development authority (DDA) plant and equipment needed to repair roads in the provincial capital.
Justice Vergil Narokobi on Tuesday issued the order where he upheld a notice of motion by Solicitor-General Tauvasa Tanuvasa which opted for a variation of previous court orders regarding the repair of the Madang’s roads which were not complied with by the Works Department.
Tanuvasa contended that the variation of the orders issued previously was to allow the Works Department to work with the DDA works team.
Justice Narokobi ordered that:

  • WEREH, within seven days (as of Wednesday) direct the Department of Works’ Madang plant and transport division (PTD) manager Andrew Pat to release to the DDA the plant and equipment as listed in schedule one of the revised agreement of June, between Department of Works and the DDA;
  • PTD manager Pat, within seven days of being served these orders release to the DDA district Works team the plant and equipment, including keys for required plant and equipment listed in the revised agreement;
  • IF deemed necessary the Madang police commander shall assist the DDA affect the delivery of items sought; and,
  • PURSUANT to Section 155 (4) of the Constitution and Order 12 Rule of the National Court Rules, Wereh, Madang Works manager Henry Rakuasi and PTD manager and all their servants, agents and associates are restrained from interfering with or frustrating the DDA into giving effect to the orders of Jan 30 and June 12 respectively.