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.

Our Services

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.

Express Directory

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.

MTGPEA HQ Switchboard 42910
MTGPEA Hon. Minister 42912
MTGPEA Permanent Secretary 42911
MTGPEA Deputy Secretary/Technical 42913
MTGPEA Deputy Secretary/Admin 42914
MTGPEA /Traditional Governance 42922
MTGPEA/Policy Planning 42920
MTGPEA/Financial Controller 42921
MTGPEA/Human Resources Manager 42919
Deputy Director (Malaita) 40007
Deputy Director (Western) 60937
Deputy Director (Choiseul) 63107
Deputy Director (Guadalcanal) 26220


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.

Physical Address
Ministry of Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs
Hill Street, 2nd Floor ATL Building,
Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1548, Honiara,
Solomon Islands.
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