Departments

The organisation of our government functions

Departments

The government is divided into fourteen departments, each under the leadership of a Member of Parliament. Click on the name of the department to find out more about their specific mandate, latest news and activities.

DEPARTMENT OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE BOUGAINVILLE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL:

The Department is made up of the Office of the Chief Secretary, the Directorate of Strategic Planning and Policy, and the Directorate of Media and Communications. The department is under the Ministerial leadership of ABG President Honorable ISHMAEL TOROAMA. 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

Headed by Secretary MANA KAKAROUTS under the ministerial leadership of Honorable THOMPSON GITOVEA, ABG Minister for Community Development.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT AND DISTRICT AFFAIRS:

Headed by acting Secretary PUARA KAMARIKI, under the ministerial leadership of Honorable THOMAS PATAAKU, ABG Minister for Community Government.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

Headed by Secretary STEVEN TSIVELE under the ministerial leadership of Honorable PATRICK NISIRA, ABG Vice President and Minister for Economic Development.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Headed by Acting Secretary MARY REMI under the ministerial leadership of Honorable THEONILA ROKA MATBOB, ABG Minister for Education.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

Headed by Secretary CLEMENT TOTAVUN under the ministerial leadership of Honorable RAYMOND MASONO, ABG Minister for Health.

DEPARTMENT OF LANDS, PHYSICAL PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION:

Headed by Secretary RAPHAEL NAGUAL under the ministerial leadership of Honorable ROBERT HAMAL SAWA, ABG Minister for Lands.

DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL AND ENERGY RESOURCES:

Headed by Acting Secretary PETER KOLOTEIN under the ministerial leadership of Honorable RODNEY OSIOKO, ABG Minister for Mineral and Energy Resources.

DEPARTMENT OF POST REFERENDUM CONSULTATION & DIALOGUE:

Headed by acting Secretary STEPHANIE ELIZAH under the ministerial leadership of Honorable EZEKIEL MASATT, ABG Minister for Post Referendum Consultation and Dialogue.

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES:

Headed by acting Secretary JEFFERSON BUANAM  under the ministerial leadership of Honorable MELVIN IGIRAS WILOLOPA, ABG Minister for Public Service.

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE, CORRECTIVE SERVICES AND JUSTICE:

Headed by Secretary KENNEARTH NANEI under the ministerial leadership of Honorable THOMAS TARII, ABG Minister for Police.

​DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES:

Headed by acting Secretary KENNETH DOVARO under the ministerial leadership of Honorable YOLANDE GERALDINE PAUL, ABG Minister for Primary Industries.

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES:

Headed by acting Secretary HILARY HANGATSIA under the ministerial leadership of Honorable JOSEPH KIM SWUAMARU, ABG Minister for Technical Services.

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE:

Headed by acting Secretary GRAHAM KAKAROUTS under the ministerial leadership of Honorable MATHIAS SALAS, ABG Minister for Finance.