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Hon. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare

Member of Parliament
East Choiseul, Choiseul
Eleventh Parliament
Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
P.O. Box G1

Solomon Islands


Contact Address:    

Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box G26 Honiara Solomon Islands. Phone: +677 22556/22557 Fax: +677 27855

Parliamentary Service

  • Elected to the National Parliament of Solomon Islands for East Choiseul Constituency on 6th August 1997. Re-elected 5th December 2001, 5th April 2006.
  • Re-elected to the National Parliament on 4th August 2010
  • Re-elected to the National Parliament on 19th November 2014

Ministerial Appointments

  • Minister of Finance and Treasury and Deputy Prime Minister from 16th November 2017 to date.
  • Prime Minister from 9th December 2014 to 6th November 2017.

Committee Appointments

  • Chairman of Bills and Legislation Committee from 28th September 2010 to 8th September 2014
  • Member, Education and Human Resources Training Committee from 21 June 2011 to 8th September 2014
  • Member of Constitution Review Committee from 16th December 2010 to 8th September 2014
  • Member, Bills and Legislation Committee in 2002 and from 2005 to April 2006. 

Previous Ministerial Appointments

  • Leader of Opposition from 20th December 2007 to 24th April 2010
  • Prime Minister from 4th May 2006 to 20th December 2007
  • Minister for Commerce, Industries and Employment from April 23rd 2006 to 3rd May 2006
  • Prime Minister from 30th June 2000 to 5th December 2001
  • Leader of Opposition from February 2000 to June 2000
  • Minister for Finance and Treasury from 29th August 1997 to 1998


  • Certificate in Business Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting, Management, Economics
  • Masters in Management Studies (pursuing)

Occupation before entering Parliament

  • Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance from February 1994 to October 1996
  • Commissioner of Inland Revenue
  • Director of Central Bank of Solomon Islands
  • Chairman of Solomon Islands National Provident Fund
  • First Class Magistrate

Conferences, Delegations, Visits

  • Australian Development Bank Plenary Sessions in Auckland, 1994
  • Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrator, 1984 and 1991
  • Pacific Islands Economic Summit, Madrid, Spain
  • International Monetary Fund/ World Bank Joint meeting, Madrid, Spain