Ghana: Stephen Ntim Gets NPA Board Chairman Appointment


Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the Board Chairman of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Ghana’s petroleum downstream regulator.

Mr Ntim replaces Mr Joe Addo-Yobo, who served as Board Chairman from 2017.

A few weeks ago, there was a speculation that Mr Ntim had gotten the appointment.

Then, on Tuesday, Ghana’s Minister for Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, confirmed Mr Ntim’s appointment on his Facebook page.

He wrote: “Earlier today, 21st May 2024, I swore into office, newly appointed Board Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Mr Stephen Ayesu Ntim.

”I charged the new chairman of the downstream regulator to focus on key priorities; strengthening regulatory frameworks, enhancing operational efficiencies and ensuring that the NPA operates with the highest standards of integrity and accountability.

“National Chairman of my beloved New Patriotic Party, Mr Ntim, is not new to leadership and, therefore, I have no doubt that he has what it takes to steer the NPA to achieve its objectives for the benefit of all Ghanaians,” he said.

Mr Ntim was the Board Chairman of the Lands Commission and it is not clear why the President moved him to the NPA.