Umar Farouk Aliu Mahama

Umar Farouk Aliu Mahama

Umar Farouk Aliu Mahama is a Ghanaian politician from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and currently serves as the Member of Parliament for the Yendi Constituency, having won in the 2020 parliamentary elections.


28 September 1981

Early life and education

Mahama attended Sakasaka Presby Experimental School and Achimota schools for his basic education, followed by Prempeh College for secondary school in Kumasi. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Additionally, he holds a master's degree in Supply Chain Management from Coventry University in the UK and is a certified International Supply Chain Professional from the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute-USA.He was born on 27 April 1981.



28 September 2020


In December 2020, Mahama emerged victorious in the Yendi Constituency parliamentary elections with 40,624 votes, defeating Alhassan Abdul Fatawu of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who received 24,755 votes. He succeeded Mohammed Habib Tijani, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, who had held the seat for the New Patriotic Party since 2012 but chose not to seek re-election in the 2020 polls.


28 September 2021


In August 2021, Nana Akufo-Addo named Farouk as the chairman of the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Corporation's board.




28 September 2023

Personal life

He is the son of the late Aliu Mahama, a Ghanaian politician and former vice president, and Hajia Ramatu Mahama, with Alhaji Imoro Egala as his maternal grandfather.

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