Parliament will rise until Tuesday 3rd, April at 2:00 PM for the 6th Meeting of the Tenth session

Hon. Joe Lera, MP

Joe Lera

Ministerial Portfolio
Governor for Biugainville Regional

Bougainville Provincial

United Resource Party

Votes Received

Parliamentary Services

Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament as Governor for Bougainville Province, 2nd Term.

Past: First elected to the 9th National Parliament for the Bougainville Provincial seat in the 2012 General Elections as a United Resource Party Candidate. Appointed member of the Plans and Estimates Committee from August 2012 till appointed as Minister for Bougainville Affairs on 08/04/16. Governor for Bougainville Province 2012-2017.


Religion: Chrisitianity-Catholic
Primary Education: Haisi Primary School, 1970
Secondary Education: Grade 10, St Joseph's High School, Rigu 1974
Tertiary Education: Masters in Education Degree, UPNG 1996-1998, Bachelor in Education Degree, Macquarie University, Sydeney-UPNG, 1988-1989

Achievements: Masters Degree in Education from UPNG/UOG from 1996-1998. Bachelor in Education Degree from Macquarie University, Sydney-UPNG joint programme from 1988-1989.
Community Interests: Love People
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Southern Regional Commissioner for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (2006-2009)

Contact Details

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