New chair of TRNL board of directors elected at Supreme Court-ordered meeting.

Siaosi  Koloamatangi, of Kolomu’a has been elected  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Directors of the Tonga National Rugby League.

Koloamatangi was elected during a special general meeting of the TRNL ordered by the Supreme Court.

The meeting, on March 9, was chaired by Acting Attorney General ‘Aminiasi Kefu.

The newly elected Vice-Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Director is Petuliki  Mafile’o of Kolonga.

The secretary is William C. Edwards Jr of Kolomu’a. Silivenusi Taumoepeau was elected as director of the Kolofo’ou District.

The new director of Kolomotu’a District is Heimuli Pangai from Toa-ko-Ma’afu.

The new director of the Vahe Loto district is Lokingi Mavae from Vaini.

Siamelie Latu of  Mu’a Saints was elected director of Vahe Hahake District.

The new director of the Vahe Hihifo District is Tonga Fonua, Ha’akame.

The supreme Court rules in November last year that the new Board was to “carry on the affairs of the League, one of which shall be to have the finances of the League properly audited by a properly qualified chartered accountant”.

Once a proper audit is completed, the new Board of Directors will convene an Annual General Meeting to elect a new Board of Directors.

Deputy Prime Minister Semisi Sika, Deputy Prime Minister, remains as the President of the Tonga National Rugby League.

Hon. Tevita ‘Unga Ma’afu remains as the Vice-President of the Tonga National Rugby League, until replaced in an election in an Annual General Meeting.

As Kaniva Tonga news reported in February, the Supreme Court banned former members of the TRNL board from attending the election.

It also banned the former president and vice-president of the TRNL from attending the election meeting.

And it has warned that it may take further action depending on the outcome of the audit of the TRNL finances.

The orders came as the Supreme Court reaffirmed that it had the power to dismiss the TRNL board and to order new elections under the Incorporated Societies Act.

As Kaniva Tonga news reported earlier, the Supreme Court dissolved the Tonga National Rugby League (TNRL) board and ordered an election of new board members.

The sacked board members included Chairman Stan Moheloa, General Secretary Tavake Fangupō, Board Director Siu Fangupō,  Board Director Pita Vakautakakala, and Board Director Mātani Nifofā.

The Court appointed Acting Attorney General ‘Aminiasi Kefu as Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) to organise and oversee new elections.

The main points

  • Siaosi  Koloamatangi, of Kolomu’a has been elected  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Directors of the Tonga National Rugby League.
  • Koloamatangi was elected during a special general meeting of the TRNL ordered by the Supreme Court.
  • The meeting, on March 9, was chaired by Acting Attorney General ‘Aminiasi Kefu.

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Supreme Court bans former rugby board members, president, from election meeting

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