President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Hassan Tampuli as a care-taker Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).
A letter signed by the Energy Minister nominee, Boakye Agyarko, indicated that Mr. Tampuli would act as the NPA CEO till a substantive one is approved.
The letter also noted that Mr. Tampuli was not to “take decisions that have policy implications until a substantive Governing Board is in place.”
He has instead directed Mr. Tampuli to refer policy related decisions to the Energy Ministry for approval.
Hassan Tampuli was the lawyer for Fadi Daboussi, a known New Patriotic Party loyalist who was invited by the BNI for what some said were defamatory comments he had made about former President John Mahama.
The letter, which copied Moses Asaga, was silent on when it takes effect.
As far as the substantive CEO is concerned, information gathered by Citi Business News indicated that, a former NPA CEO, John Attafuah, was likely to return to the position.
In April, 2009, Mr. Attafuah was directed by the then John Atta Mills government to proceed on his accumulated leave with Alex Mould taking over from him.