Maimai Wanwan Local-level Government

The Local-level Governments were instituted following the Organic Law on Provincial and Local-level Governments (OLPG and LLG) in 1995. Maimai-Wanwan Local-level Government (LLG) was established with 15 Ward-level Governments administered by the President of the LLG and Ward Members elected as political leaders at the Community-level Government.

The President and 15 Ward Members have had no proper Service Centre facility for 24 years. In 2020, under the Kina + Kina facility, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), in partnership with the Nuku District Development Authority co-funded a new building providing an administrative hub for the Maimai-Wanwan LLG to conduct government business of administering services for the benefit of people in 15 Local-level Government area.

The people of Maimai-Wanwan speak nine local dialects and subsist on a staple of sago flour extracted from planted upland sago palms supplemented with root crops and bananas.

Photo 1: Completed building for the Maimai Wanwan LLG Resource Centre that was funded under a K + K partnership program between Nuku District Development Authority and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The building will be officially handed over to Nuku District by the Minister Councilor Geoff King in October 2020.

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Maimai Wanwan Local-level Government

President Hon. Elias Watei
Number of Wards 15
Population 8,812
Number of households 1,498
Number of dialects 9
Staple diet Sago + root crops and bananas
Economic zones 4
Land area 1,300 square kilometers
Number of secondary schools 0
Number of high schools 0
Number of primary schools To update
Number of TVET schools 0
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