Hon. PelenikeTekineneIsaia was elected as Member of Parliament in the August 2011 by-election for the constituency of Nui, and is the Cabinet Minister for Home Affairs and Rural Development. The by-election arose due to the death of the incumbent MP and Minister for Works, PelenikeIsaia’s husband IsaiaItaleli.
Hon. PelenikeTekineneIsaia recently attended the three-day UNDP facilitated seminar on Public Accounts in March 2012, part of the UNDP’s Tuvalu Parliament Support Project 2011 – 2013. Before entering politics, she was Branch Manager for the Tuvalu Cooperative Society in Nui.