Rashid Pelpuo

Rashid Pelpuo is a Ghanaian from a town called Wa where he started his early education. He attended Wa Experimental Primary School and proceeded to Wa Secondary School and completed in 1986. He then went to the university and obtained a Bachelor of Education (Psychology) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 1994 and a Master’s Degree as well as a PhD from the University of Ghana, 1998 and 2013 respectively.

He is presently a four times Member of Parliament for the Wa Central constituency (2005 till present) and a two times former Minister of State in Ghana. From 2010 to 2012 he was the Deputy Leader of Ghana's Parliament and a member of the African Parliament in South Africa. He is presently President of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (Ghana Chapter). Before he joined politics he worked for several years in the Public Service and later worked in the private sector as a development consultant.

He is a recipient of Pentasi B Life Achievement Award in Poetry, 2015 and 2017, India, and a Gold Medal for Culture Award from the World Union of Poets 2017, Italy.

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