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Date of Birth:
1968-10-16
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Richard Quashigah, brings to the fore a unique blend of more than 17 years of marketing communications and journalism expertise, coupled with graduate degree in related fields from Cardiff University; a leading U K university.

He led assignments in varied areas including Marketing/Political Communications Strategy, Media Planning, Public Relations Management and Capacity Building Plan.

He was also lecturer in ‘Integrated Marketing Communications’ (undergraduate level) at the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS, now University of Professional Studies) and doubled as Dean of the Faculty of Communications Studies there.

Richard has served as Senior Editor and correspondent for the nation’s broadcaster, GBC as well as correspondent for the English Service of Radio France International (RFI).

Richard Quashigah, with years of successful media work experience and communicating with multiple publics, has trained people on how to be better communicators.

Richard has been a resource person for APDF/IFC (IFC of the World Bank) Corporate Tune-Up Program for senior managers of the Ghana Ports Authority (GPHA) and Ghana Post, Export Promotion Council among others on various topics including Marketing, Customer Care and Effective Communication.

Richard was also a resource person for a number of Short Courses organized by the Consultancy / Skills Based Unit of the Institute of Professional Studies Legon, Ghana (IPS).

Richard produced and directed a series of TV documentaries; among them is one on the investment and tourism potential of the Eastern Region. As a Senior Programs Facilitator with Yankah & Associates between 2004-5, Richard organized and prepared workshop/seminar/short course reports including corporate tune-up programs financed by APDF of IFC of World Bank.

Personal Life

Richard Mawuli Quashigah, currently the Member of Parliament representing the Keta Constituency, is married to Juliet Fafa Agbenorhevi Quashigah and they have two lovely children, Mawuli and Mawulolo.

Early Life and Education

Quashigah was born on October 16, 1968. He hails from Kedzi-Keta, a town in the Volta Region of Ghana. He entered University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and obtained his master's degree in International Journalism in 2002.

German and British trained communications professional, brings to the fore a unique blend of more than 25 years of marketing communications and journalism expertise, coupled with graduate degree in related fields from Cardiff University, Wales; a leading U K university, International Institute of Journalism, Berlin (Germany) as well as the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Occupation

Richard, the NDC Member of Parliament, Keta Constituency, since January 2013, is a member of the Public Accounts Committee as well as the Communications Committee of Parliament. He is also the Deputy Ranking on Parliament’s Committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises. He is also Vice Chairman of the Ghana/Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association.

Richard Mawuli Quashigah, currently the Member of Parliament representing the Keta Constituency, is married to Juliet Fafa Agbenorhevi Quashigah and they have two lovely children, Mawuli and Mawulolo.

Richard, a Ghanaian, German and British trained communications professional, brings to the fore a unique blend of more than 25 years of marketing communications and journalism expertise, coupled with graduate degree in related fields from Cardiff University, Wales; a leading U K university, International Institute of Journalism, Berlin (Germany) as well as the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

He led assignments in varied areas including Marketing/Political Communications Strategy, Media Planning, Public Relations Management and Capacity Building Plan.

He was also a lecturer in ‘Integrated Marketing Communications’ at the University of Professional Studies (formerly known as Institute of Professional Studies) and doubled as Dean of the Faculty of Communications Studies there.

Until the year 2013, he was a member of the Governing Council of the Ghana Institute of Journalism. He has since the year 2015 till date been a member of the National Media Commission, the regulator of media establishments in Ghana.

Currently, he is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Keta Constituency.

Political Journey

Richard, the NDC Member of Parliament, Keta Constituency, since January 2013, is a member of the Public Accounts Committee as well as the Communications Committee of Parliament.

He is also the Deputy Ranking on Parliament’s Committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises. He is also Vice Chairman of the Ghana/Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association.

Richard in January 2010 was elected as the National Propaganda Secretary of the NDC, serving a four year term in that capacity; (that position is now designated as National Communication Officer. He proposed the motion for the change of name).

Earlier, Richard was the Greater Accra Regional Propaganda Secretary and has since the year 1996 through to 2006 been a member of the National Publicity Committee of the NDC. Subsequently in 2007, Richard was a member and convener of the National Communications Committee of the NDC.

During the NDC campaign 2008, working for Madam Hannah Tetteh, Richard was in charge of building documentaries, T V commercials, media purchase and placement, media monitoring as well as scheduling of NDC spokespersons. Richard has been and still is a member of the Keta Constituency of the NDC.

Professional Services

Richard has served as Senior Editor and correspondent for the nation’s broadcaster, GBC as well as correspondent for the English Service of Radio France International (RFI).

Richard Mawuli Quashigah, with years of successful media work experience and communicating with multiple publics, has trained people on how to be better communicators.

Richard has been a resource person for Africa Project Development Facility of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank’s Corporate Tune-Up Programmes for senior managers of the Ghana Ports Authority (GPHA) and Ghana Post, Export Promotion Council among others on various topics including Marketing, Customer Care and Effective Communication.

Richard was also a resource person for a number of Short Courses organized by the Consultancy / Skills Based Unit of the Institute of Professional Studies Legon, Ghana (IPS) and has had a stint with the Institute of Public Relations Ghana (IPR) as guest lecturer.

Richard produced and directed a series of TV documentaries; among them is one on the investment and tourism potential of the Eastern Region. As a Senior Programmes Facilitator with Yankah & Associates between 2004-5, Richard organized and prepared workshop/seminar/short course reports including corporate tune-up programs financed by APDF of IFC of World Bank.

Whilst with Yankah & Associates, Richard in the year 2005, facilitated media publicity for the 13th African Regional Organisation for Standardization (ARSO) as well as produced a 30- minute video documentary on same. He also facilitated media publicity for the 1st Stakeholders Forum for the Social Security & National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

Since 2010, Richard has been a resource person for a series of seminars for African journalists on “Covering elections and political PR”, organized by the German based International Institute of Journalism (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale).

Richard, a graduate of Cardiff University (UK), has been a guest lecturer at the Institute of Public Relations Ghana (IPR) and was a part-time lecturer at the African Institute of Journalism and Communications (now University College of Journalism and Communications) as well as Zenith University College.

In 2004 as well as in 2008 which were election years in Ghana, Richard produced campaign radio jingles, TV Adverts and TV documentaries for a leading Ghanaian political party; the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Richard holds a dissertation-based master’s degree in International Journalism (“Ghana: Elections Latest - How to Win and Lose Elections''), two diplomas in PR/Advertising/Marketing and International Broadcasting Systems, from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and International Institute of Journalism, Berlin Brandenburg, respectively.

In 2005, Richard obtained a 'Trainer of Trainers' certificate for university teachers from the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin.

He also obtained a certificate on Report & Research Writing from the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research of the University of Ghana in the year 2006 among others.

Richard was host of " Focus", an intellectual talk show on Radio Ghana. He has been a guest or host on several radio/TV news/talk programs. Richard has been a columnist, writing on politics, “Winning Strategies” in a Ghanaian newspaper ‘The Heritage’. He also has to his credit articles in several other Ghanaian newspapers and “Ammanee” - a US Public Affairs monthly Magazine.

Richard, with immense experience in building a comprehensive public relations program, including the development and implementation of a strategic marketing communications plan, also has huge interest in poverty alleviation and agricultural projects and programmes.

Richard with varied international experiences; is a member of the Commonwealth University teachers Association, Ghana Journalists Association and University Teachers Association of Ghana among others.

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