Dr Mataki Reappointed as PS MECDM


Former Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM), Dr. Melchior Mataki was reappointed to head the Ministry after his contract ended last month.

PS Melchior Mataki at Government House (GCU)

A government statement confirmed, Dr. Mataki was sworn-in at Government House before the Governor General, His Excellency Sir David Vunagi on Monday 20 September to formalise his re-appointment.

Speaking after his swearing-in ceremony, Dr. Mataki said he was humbled by the trust and confidence in him by the Government.

He promised to serve the country to the best of his ability.


“I acknowledge the support by the staff of MECDM, and key stakeholders including government ministries and provincial governments, local communities, the private sector, NGOs and donor partners in the implementation of work programmes of the ministry over the past four years.

I look forward to enhancing our collaboration given the cross-cutting nature of the safeguard mandates of the ministry in environment, climate change, disaster management and meteorology,” Dr. Mataki said.

Dr. Mataki was first appointed as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry in July 2013. 

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