President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
Abdul-Hamid, a former Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development, succeeds Hassan Tampuli who is now MP for Gushiegu and Deputy Transport Minister-designate.
A letter from the President stated Abdul-Hamid’s appointment takes effect from July 1, 2021.
The Islamic scholar is expected to work hard and tackle the heightening fuel prices that is pushing most Ghanaians to increase the prices of goods and services.
Dr Abdul-Hamid is one of the loyalists of President Akufo-Addo. He was a special aide and spokesperson to Akufo-Addo for some time while in opposition.
Abdul-Hamid’s current position has been described as a demotion because when the NPP won power in 2016, he was appointed the Minister for Information until Vincent Kojo Oppong Nkrumah took over from him.
His ministry was scrapped immediately after President Akufo-Addo was sworn for the second time, having won the 2020 polls.