John Abdulai Jinapor, MP Yapei-Kusawgu
John Abdulai Jinapor born is a Ghanaian politician and a former Minister of State of Ghana. He is a member of the National Democratic Congress of Ghana and a Member of Parliament representing the Yapei-Kusawgu constituency.
Jinapor attended Ghana Senior High School in Tamale. He had his master's degree in Development Finance from the University of Ghana in 2019. Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London in 2015. Masters of Science in Energy Economics from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in 2021. Bachelor's degree from the University for Development Studies, Master's degree in marketing at the University of Ghana, 2008.
He was appointed Deputy Minister of Energy under the John Mahama administration. He is member of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing the Yapei Kusawgu Constituency in the Northern Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.
Jinapor contested the 2016 Ghanian general election on the ticket of National Democratic Congress and won the Yapei Kusawgu parliamentary seat with 23, 364 votes of the total votes which is equivalent to 62.13% over the parliamentary candidate of New Patriotic Party Zakaria Yakubu who polled 14, 242 votes representing 37.87% of the total votes.
Jinapor was born to Abudulai Jinapor, a former police officer and Chief of Buipe in the Savanna Region of Ghana. He is the brother of Samuel Abu Jinapor, former deputy Chief of Staff of Ghana and the current minister of Land and Natural Resources. and Dr. Ahmed Jinapor, a lecturer. He is married to Mrs. Josephine Jinapor.