About the Ministry of Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs
The Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) was established in 2002 by the Office of the Prime Minister. Its mandate was peace and reconciliation, post conflict reconciliation, truth and reconciliation and national unity programs.
In 2019, MNURP was renamed to the Ministry of Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs (MTGPEA), being responsible for the conduct of the Solomon Islands Government.
The Ministry maintains the following as its key partners and stakeholders: National and Provincial Governments, UNDP, Chiefs, and Traditional and Church Leaders.
Minister of Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs
Hon. Samuel Manetoali
Welcome to The Ministry of Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs.
Our Mission is to recognise, strengthen and empower traditional governance systems and structures to protect and preserve the diversity of our organic traditions and cultures in the Solomon Islands. As a result, a united, peaceful, prosperous and resilient nation will be achieved.
Ministry services include:
- Policy works in peace building
- Facilitating peace building trainings
- Facilitating reconciliation ceremonies and programmes
- Mediating conflicts
- Facilitating the establishment of traditional governance structures and systems.
- Delivery of ecclesiastical programmes in partnership with faith-based organisations.
- Undertake psycho-social healing
- Coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders on Ministerial and sector-based peace building initiatives, programmes and activities.
To achieve its mission, the Ministry delivers services through its four (4) Divisions.
Divisions and Departments
The Ministry of Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs has the following Divisions and Provincial Offices under its umbrella. You will find quick information about each and their contact details if required.
Traditional Governance Division
The Traditional Governance Division’s key function is to facilitate the re-drafting of Bills that will empower and strengthen traditional structures and systems. The Division is also mandated to facilitate peace building and capacity building trainings for traditional leaders and to provide support for their work.
Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs Division
This Division engages in peace education with relevant stakeholders while recognising and supporting the roles of ecclesiastical institutions.
Policy, Planning, Programme Development Division
This Division is responsible for facilitating and coordinating research and analysis on conflict issues, policy and programme development, along with monitoring and evaluation. They also provide advisory capacity on the above issues to the Solomon Islands National Government.
Corporate Services Division
The Corporate Services Division deals with the administration, human resource and financial matters of the Ministry.
These are direct contact details for relevant staff at The Ministry of Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs (MTGPEA). Please feel free to get in touch should you have any queries you wish to discuss.
|Head Office||23015 / 23016|
|Minister||Hon. Samuel Manetoali 23087 / 23015 EXT 212|
|Permanent Secretary||Peter Mae 28616 / 23015/16 EXT 214|
|Under Secretary Policy Planning Programme Development Division||23015 / 23016 EXT 219 / 28751|
|Under Secretary Corporate Services Division||Gregory Rofeta 23015 / 23016 EXT 213|
|Director Traditional Governance||Rueben Lilo 24031|
|Deputy Director Traditional Governance||Chris Tabea 24031|
|Deputy Director (Malaita)||Genesis Eddie Kofana 40007|
|Deputy Director (Western)||Wilson Liligeto 60937|
|Deputy Director (Choiseul)||William Kutini 63107|
|Deputy Director (Guadalcanal)||Dwight MacDallas Hila 26220|
|Chief Peace & Reconciliation Officer (Honiara)||Glins Kerah Clay 23015 / 23016 EXT 209|
|Chief Peace & Reconciliation Officer (Isabel/Central)||Moses Aipuru 23015 / 23016 EXT 209|
|Chief Traditional Governance & Rehabilitation Officer||Jerry Crowfstone Urahora 23015 / 23016 EXT 209|
|Director Policy Planning Programme Development||23015 / 23016 EXT 205|
|Deputy Director Policy Planning Programme Development||Morris Maitaki 23015 / 23016 EXT 222|
|Deputy Director, Monitoring & Evaluation||Graham Felefula 23015 / 23016 EXT 222|
|Chief Monitoring & Evaluation||Hegstad Freestone Koga 23015 / 23016 EXT 222|
|Chief Communication and Public Relation||Silas Dosi Lilo 23015 / 23016 EXT 222|
|Chief Peace & Reconciliation Officer (Guadalcanal)||Peter Bochalingana 26220|
|Senior Peace & Reconciliation Officer (Guadalcanal)||Wilfred Maneisu 26220|
|Human Resources Manager||Davinia Osiramoa 23015 / 23016 EXT 218|
|Principal Administration Officer||Louisa Baekalia 23015 / 23016 EXT 210|
|Senior Admin. Officer||Linda Aniaelani 23015 / 23016 EXT 210|
|Clerical Officer||Suzie Leong 23015 / 23016 EXT 204|
|Registry Officer||Jane Belo 23015 / 23016|
|Executive Personal Secretary||Margaret Kisita 23016 / 23016 EXT 217|
|Financial Controller||Aldrick Sese 20039|
|Principal Accountant||Vincent Maesiki 23015 / 23016 EXT 201|
|Assistant Accountant||Jessie Vego 23015 / 23016 EXT 206|
|Receptionist||Michaelyn Naesi 23015 / 23016 EXT 200|
|Driver/Logistic Officer||Mark Maneili 23015 / 23016 EXT 200|
If you’re in the Solomon Islands and wish to visit us, our office location is provided below for your convenience. We look forward to welcoming you.