He takes over from Hassan Tampoli who is now MP for Gushiegu and Deputy Transport Minister designate.
The appointment takes effect on 1st July 2021. In a letter from the President to Dr. Hamid dated June 17th says his appointment has come at a time when the petroleum sector is faced with challenges following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Dr. Mustapha Hamid, 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..