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Biography Of Abdul Rashid Pelpuo.

Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo

Ghanaian politician

Abdul-Rashid Hassan Pelpuo is a Ghanaian politician. He is the current Member of Parliament for Wa Central constituency in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He holds a PhD in Development Policy from the University of Ghana, African Studies.

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Abdul-Rashid Hassan Pelpuo

Member of Parliament for Wa Central Constituency


Assumed office

7 January 2017


Nana Akufo-Addo

Member of the Ghana Parliament

for Wa central

In office

7 January 2013  6 January 2017


John Mahama

Member of Parliament for Wa Central Constituency

In office

7 January 2009  6 January 2013


John Atta Mills

John Mahama

Member of Parliament for Wa Central Constituency

In office

7 January 2005  6 January 2009


John Kufuor

Preceded by

Seidu Mummuni Abudu

Minister for Youth and Sports

In office

Feb 2009  Feb 2010


John Evans Atta Mills

Preceded by

Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak

Succeeded by

Akua Dansuah

Personal details


5 May 1964 (age 56)



Political party

National Democratic Congress

Alma mater

University of Ghana


Development Worker/Architect/Quantity Surveyor


Government Assurance Committee-Ranking Member;

Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises Committee Lands and Forestry Committee

Business Committee(7th Parliament of 4th Republic of Ghana).

Political Life.

He entered the Parliament of Ghana in 2005 after winning a seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress in the Ghanaian parliamentary election in December 2004.

Pelpuo was a Minister of State at the office of the President when he was appointed Minister for Youth and Sports by President John Atta Mills in September 2009 following the resignation of Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak who was also MP for Asawase. He served in this capacity until when in a cabinet reshuffle in January 2010. he was replaced by Ghana's first female Minister for Sports, Akua Dansua and appointed deputy Majority Leader in Parliament instead. He was also voted one of Ghana's five Members of the Africa's Parliament in South Africa where he served for a term until 2013. In the John Mahama administration (2012 - 2016) he was appointed Minister of State at the Office of the President in Charge of Private Sector Development and Public Private Partnership (PPP). He was also a member of the Economic Management Team (EMT). In the 2016 he won his seat for the fourth time for another four-year term as the Member of Parliament for the Wa Central Constituency. He is presently the chairman of the largest caucus in Parliament of Ghana, The Population Caucus and Leader of the Parliamentarians for Global Action, Ghana Chapter. He also holds the chairmanship of the Government Assurance Committee, an important oversight committee that monitors and holds government Ministers to task for promises they make to the people and don't follow up on those promises.[citation needed]

2004 Elections.

Pelpuo was elected as the member of parliament of the Wa Central constituency in the 2004 Ghanaian general elections. He thus represented the constituency in the 4th parliament of the 4th republic of Ghana. He was elected with 21,272votes out of a total 41,501valid votes cast. This was equivalent to 51.3% of the total valid votes cast. He was elected over Mornah Anbataayela Bernard of the People's National Convention, Mohammed Adama KPpegla of the New Patriotic Party, Abu Mumuni of the Convention People's Party, Osman Mohammed of the Democratic People's Party and Osman Imam Sidik an independent candidate. These obtained 12,280votes, 7,249votes, 376votes, 172votes and 152votes respectively out of the total valid votes cast. These were equivalent to 29.6%, 17.5%, 0.9%,0.4% and 0.4% respectively of the total valid votes cast. Pelpuo was elected on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress. In all the National Democratic Congress won a minority total of 94 parliamentary representation out of 230 seats in the 4th parliament of the 4th republic of Ghana.

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