Parliament will rise till Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 2:00 PM

Hon. Thomas Netato Pelika, MP

Thomas Netato Pelika


Votes Received
12,000 plus

Parliamentary Services

Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament as the Menyamya Open Electorate seat in the 2017 General Elections as a PANGU Pati Candidate, Appointed Assistant Speaker; Chairman of the Law & Order Parliamentary Committee and Member of the following Parliamentary Committees on Constitutional Laws and Acts and Subordinate; Legislation; Emergency; Public Works and Standing Orders in the Marape-Steven Government in June 2019, Third Term in this Parliament.

Past: First Term, 5th National Parliament, Menyamya Open (1992-1997), Minister for Energy and Science July 1992- August 1994, Shadow Minister Forests & Environment 1994, Member for Plans & Estimate Committee, Member for Lands Committee, Member for Privileges Committee. Second Term, 6th National Parliament , Menyamya Open (1997-2002), Minister for Internal Affairs July 1997-December 1997 under the Skate Government, Minister for Police 1997, PDM deputy leader of Mamose Region November 1998, Minister for Police and Correctional Institution Service from July 1998 till installation of Morauta Government July 1999. Deputy Opposition Leader to Bill Skate by Opposition Caucus 13th June 2001 following dismissal of Mr Peter Peipul from Parliament. Joined PNC in 1999, D/Chairman Appointments Committee, Culture & Tourism Committee, Public Accounts Committee November 1999, D/Chairman Infrastructural Development Committee December 2002, Shadow Minister for National Security, Police, Correctional Service and Defence November 2001 following handover of the Opposition Leadership by Bill Skate to Sir Michael Somare.


Religion: Christianity- Lutheran
Primary Education: Completed his Primary education from Kalolo Primary School (Grade 1-5) (1963-1968)
Secondary Education: Completed his Form 4 at Bugandi High School
Tertiary Education: Completed his Tertiary Education from International Training Institute in Sydney, Australia

Contact Details

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