Mrs. Rahmata Issahaq-Pelpuo is the National Communications Authority’s Director for Policy, Strategy and Innovation and also the wife of Hon. Dr. Rashid Pelpuo
She is a lawyer by profession, Mrs. Issahaq-Pelpuo obtained her Bachelors of Law (LLB), from the University of Ghana, Legon and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1999. Rahmata also has an Executive Masters of Business Administration, Human Resource Management option from the University of Ghana in 2008 and a Certificate in Securities and Investments from the Ghana Stock Exchange.
Rahmata worked with Paintsil, Paintsil & Co. in 2000 as an Associate s after a stint with the Attorney General’s Department as a Pupil. She conducted extensive legal research into different areas of the law, wrote proposals, legal reports and recommendations for all new cases and provided advice on labour and industrial issues. During her time with this firm, Mrs. Issahaq-Pelpuo provided legal consultancy services to the International Projeckt Consult, a German organisation involved with the set up and management of Sikaman Savings and Loan Company (now known as Procredit).
Among her achievements are the creation of the Legal Department to cater for the needs of a non-bank financial institution and her invaluable advice to the Board on issues of Corporate Governance. In 2002, she joined the International Commercial Bank Ltd, where for nine years, she worked as the Head of their Legal Department and Company Secretary. Rahmata is a volunteer Legal Advisor for Annisaa Foundation and Federation of Muslim Woman Associations of Ghana (FOMWAG).