President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
He takes over from Hassan Tampoli, who is now MP for Gushiega and a Deputy Transport Minister-designate.
The appointment takes effect from July 1, 2021.A letter from the President to Dr. Hamid dated June 17th said the appointment has come at a time when the petroleum sector is faced with challenges amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Hamid, 50, previously served in the first-term government of President Akufo-Addo as the Minister of Information, and subsequently as the Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development.
He also served as the Deputy National Campaign Manager for President Akufo-Addo’s successful second-term bid in 2020, and was in charge of Campaign Communications.
Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid was born on the 14th of June 1971 in Tamale, in the Northern Region of Ghana.
He attended the Station Experimental Primary School at the Kamina Barracks from 1976- 1982.
In the same year 1982, he gained admission to Bawku Secondary School where he sat for the Ordinary Level Examination in 1987.
He then attended Tamale Secondary School for his Sixth Form education where he sat for his Advance Level Examination in 1989.
In 1991, he entered the University of Cape Coast for his undergraduate studies, where he studied Classics, English and Religion.
He majored in Religious Studies and obtained a Second Class Honours, Upper Division.
He had previously worked as the News Editor for Choice FM, then based in Accra, Editor of the Statesman Newspaper and the Highstreet Journal.
He has several global scholarly publications to his name and comes into the job with a reputation for upholding honesty and integrity in his public life.