Moses Pitakaka

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Sir Moses Pitakaka
Governor General of Solomon Islands
In office
7 July 1994 – 7 July 1999
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Sir George Lepping
Succeeded by Sir John Lapli
Personal details
Born (1945-01-24)24 January 1945
Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands
Died 25 December 2011(2011-12-25) (aged 66)
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Spouse(s) Lady Lois Pitakaka

Sir Moses Puibangara Pitakaka GCMG (24 January 1945 – 25 December 2011) served as the third Governor-General of the Solomon Islands from 7 July 1994 until 7 July 1999. Pitakaka was from Choiseul Province.[1] His widow is Lady Lois Pitikaka.[2][3]

On 15 June 1999, Pitakaka declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of ethnic violence killed four on Guadalcanal.[4]

He died at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara early on the morning of Christmas Day 2011. He received a state funeral on 28 December.[2]


  1. ^ Kabutaulaka, Tarcisius Tara (September 1998). "Pacific Islands Stakeholder Participation in Development: Solomon Islands". World Bank. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b "State funeral for late Sir Moses", Solomon Star, 27 December 2011
  3. ^ "Burke's Peerage - Preview Family Record". 1945-01-24. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Solomon Islands (1978-present)". University of Central Arkansas Department of Political Science. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
Preceded by
Sir George Lepping
Governor-General of the Solomon Islands
Succeeded by
Sir John Lapli