Former Minister Zongo Development and Inner Cities, Mustapha Hamid has been appointed by President Nana Akufo-Addo as the chief executive officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
Starr News sources indicate that the appointment takes effect from 1 July 2021. Mr Hamid will be responsible for overseeing all operations in the downstream petroleum sector.
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.
The former UCC Lecturer succeeds Hassan Tampuli, the immediate past NPA chief executive, who was elected as the MP for Gushegu on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party in December 2020 and has since been nominated to serve as a deputy minister of Transport.
Mustapha Abdul-Hamid entered Tamale Secondary School in 1987 to sit for his Advanced level examinations. In 1991 he entered the University of Cape Coast to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree, eventually majoring in religious studies.
He subsequently obtained an MPhil and a PhD in religious studies from the same university.