Role of the Ministry
The Ministry of iTaukei Affairs (MTA) is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring government programs focused on the governance and wellbeing of the iTaukei people.
The Ministry provides a direct link between Government, iTaukei institutions and its administration across the fourteen provinces. Through its various institutes, It is the custodian of official records relating to iTaukei land, fishing grounds, headship titles, traditional knowledge and expressions of culture; It’s mandated to deal with dispute resolution over land, fishing grounds, chiefly and traditional headship titles; it safeguards and preserves language and culture through advocacy programs. The Ministry also administers the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Development.