President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed his one-time Spokesperson, Mustapha Hamid, as his Minister nominee for Information.
President Nana Addo made the announcement while announcing the third batch of Ministers nominee at the Flagstaff House on Thursday.
This announcement follows a similar one on Tuesday and Wednesday, which saw persons including Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West constituency, Ursula Owusu, the National Women’s Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Otiko Afisa Djaba and Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey being appointed as Minister for Communications, Minister for Gender and Social Protection and Foreign Affairs Minister respectively.
In all, Nana Addo has announced the names of 36 persons for various ministries. He however explained that six of the nominees will serve as Ministers of State at the presidency.
Profile of Mustapha Hamid
Mustapha Abdul-Hamid is 45 years old. He holds a Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies and a Master of Philosophy Degree, also in Religious Studies, all from the University of Cape Coast.
He is presently a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Cape Coast, where he specializes in the areas of Islam & Gender and Political Thought in Islam.
Prior to taking up teaching, he worked in the media in various capacities as Editor of the High Street Journal, Editor of the Statesman newspaper, News Editor at the then Choice FM and Strategy 4 Planning Manager at Media Majique & Research Systems.
He has published widely in many prestigious academic journals around the world. In politics, he was National Youth Organiser of the NPP from 2002-2005. He has been Spokesperson for the President from 2007 to date. He is married with five children.
Below is the list released for Thursday:
1.Minister for Planning – Prof. Gyan Baffour (MP for Wenchi)
2.Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts – Catherine Ablema Afeku (MP for Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira Constituency)
3.Minister of Information – Mustapha Hamid
4.Minister for Special Development Initiative – Mavis Hawa Koomson (MP for Awutu Senya East)
5.Minister of Youth and Sports – Isaac Asiamah (MP for Atwima Mponua constituency)
6. Minister of Fisheries– Elizabeth Afoley Quaye (MP for Krowor)
7. Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs – Kofi Dzamesi
8. Minister of Aviation – Cecelia Dapaah
9. Minister of Inner cities and Zongo Development- Abubakar Boniface Siddique
10. Minister of Business Development- Awal Mohammed
11. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs – Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu (MP for Suame and Majority Leader)
By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana