Farouk Mahama, former veep’s son, appointed board chairman of Iron and Steel Corp
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has named the Member of Parliament for Yendi, Farouk Aliu Mahama, as the next Board Chairman of the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Corporation.
According to the President, Mr Mahama will replace the late Prince Imoro Andani who died this year after a short illness.
Born on April 27, 1981, Alhaji Umar Farouk Aliu Mahama is the son of former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama and Former Second Lady Hajia Ramatu Mahama.
His father was Ghana’s first Muslim Vice-President and his paternal grandfather, Zongo Naa Mahama, was the Zongo Chief of Yendi, the traditional capital of Dagon.
Farouk Aliu Mahama’s maternal grandfather, Alhaji Imoro Egala, was Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister in the First Republic (1960-1961) and later Trade and Industries Minister.
He began his basic education at Sakasaka Experimental Presby, Tamale and was later enrolled at the Achimota School in Accra. He proceeded to Prempeh College in Kumasi for his secondary education and later to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and now holds a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from Coventry University in England.
He became the MP for Yendi after the 2020 election.