Manasseh Maelanga

Manasseh Maelanga (born March 25, 1970) is a member of the National Parliament of the Solomon Islands. He represents East Malaita constituency.

Maelanga in 2010

In May 2009, he was named Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening in Prime Minister Derek Sikua's government.[1] Following the 2010 general election, he remained in Cabinet, under new Prime Minister Danny Philip, as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs.[2]

Since 17 December 2014, he has served as Leader of the Independent Members in Parliament.[3]


  1. "Sikua Reshuffles Cabinet Ministers", Solomon Times, May 6, 2009
  2. "PM Philip name ministers" Archived 2010-08-29 at the Wayback Machine, Island Sun, August 27, 2010
  3. "New Speaker Elected", Solomon Times, 17 December 2014