The Minister of Mines, together with the Minister of Finance are the accountable Ministers responsible for the appointment of members to and the administrative oversight of the Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) and the Solomon Islands Water Authority (SIWA) Boards.

SIEA and SIWA are registered State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) that are responsible for the supply of Solomon Islands’ urban water and electricity services.

In addition to these roles, the Minister of Mines also works closely with the MMERE’s Water Resources Division (WRD) on policy and legislative matters related to the work of the Solomon Islands Water Sector Adaptation Project (SIWSAP).