Credible information available to energynewsafrica.com indicates that Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam has been made the Deputy Minister for Energy responsible for Power while Kofi Egyapa Mercer, MP for Sekondi, has been made the Deputy Minister responsible for Petroleum.
William Owuraku Aidoo, MP for South Afigya Kwabre, who was Deputy Minister responsible for Power during the first term of the Akufo-Addo-administration, has now been made Deputy Minister responsible for Finance and Infrastructure.
Dr Amin Adam has worked extensively on extractive industries and resource management as a university lecturer, advisor on resource governance and a campaigner for transparency in resource management around the globe.
He has advised governments and provided technical support to civil society and parliamentary committees on energy, mines and finance in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, South Sudan and Kenya.
Before working at the Ministry of Energy, Amin Adam was the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP).
He also worked as an Energy Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Energy in Ghana, Commissioner of Ghana’s Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, Deputy Minister of State for the Northern Region, and Mayor of Ghana’s third city of Tamale.
He was also the Africa Coordinator of extractives industries in Ibis.
He held board positions in the Open Contracting Partnership; the Natural Resources and Community Review, the Weston Oil and Gas Fund; and Zoil Oil Waste Services, among others.
Dr Adam holds a PhD. in Petroleum Economics from CEPMLP of the University of Dundee in the UK specialising in petroleum fiscal systems, fiscal policy in resource-led economies, and resource governance.
He also holds an MPhil (Economics) and B.A. (Hons) Economics from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Economists of Ghana (ICEG).
On the other hand, Andrew Kofi Egyapa Mercer is a lawyer and holds Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Bachelor of Law.
He studied at the Ghana School of Law and qualified as a lawyer in Ghana after passing his BAR examination.
Egyapa Mercer commenced his work with Messrs Acquah-Sampon and Associates, a firm of solicitors based in Accra in 2004 and joined First Atlantic Bank in Accra in 2007 as an Assistant Manager and advanced to become the head of the Legal Department.
He resigned in 2013 to set up the Mercer Company, a corporate and investment law firm based in Accra.
Regarding William Owuraku Aidoo, he is an energy consultant and a farmer.
Prior to entering politics, he was the Managing Director of Kucons Company Limited, a construction company involved in the construction and rehabilitation of dams.
He was a Senior Superintendent at the Ghana Education Service (GES) between 1991 and 1994 and a Senior Manager at the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) from 1995 until 2012.
While working at the bank, he doubled as a lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba, from 2009 to 2012. As a farmer, he won the national best farmers’ award for cashew production in Ghana in 2011.