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PERFORMANCE OF MINISTERS- 2014



FAKS Investigative Services, a Ghanaian research and background investigative company has completed the survey on the performance of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Regional Ministers and as well as the Members of Parliament (MPMs).

The survey which is the 3rd edition was conducted between September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2014. The first and second editions took place in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

The survey was conducted across the country with focus on the regional capitals and some Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts (MMDAs) capitals in the country.

FAKS objective was to recognize the exceptional work done by the sector Ministers and their Deputies, Regional Ministers and Members of Parliament who did well in 2014.

The main purpose of the survey was to seek the opinion of Ghanaians of which sector Minister, Deputy, Regional Minister and MP did exceptionally well and also deserves to be recognized.
Apart from the public opinion FAKS team also took into consideration the supervision and implementation of projects, especially concerning the sector Ministers, their Deputies and Regional Ministers.

Method of the survey

FAKS team interview (sample) 3,437 respondents across the country as against 4,500 respondents targeted. But the nominations were far more than the respondents.
The ages of the respondents were between 18 and 65 years. They include students from Senior High School, Tertiary, Public Servants, Chiefs, Self employers, traders and among others.
We talked to 1,581 respondents between the ages of 18 and 35, representing 46%; 1,169 respondents between the ages of 35 and 45, representing 34%; 388 respondents between the ages of 45 and 55, representing 11.3%; and 299 respondents between the ages of 55 and 65, representing 8.7%.


Out of the total number of respondents the team interviewed, Ashanti Region recorded 428 respondents representing 12.4%; Greater Accra region recorded 421 representing 12.3%; Eastern region had 396 representing 11.5%; Brong Ahafo 352 representing 10.2%; and Central Region 349 representing 10.1%.

The rest are Volta region 336 representing 9.8%; Western Region 322 representing 9.4%; Northern region 310 representing 9.0%; Upper East 289 representing 8.4%; and Upper West 234 representing 6.8%.

Averagely each respondent nominated three or more Ministers but not more than five nominations.

FAKS Investigative Services scored the best sector Ministers, Deputies, Regional Ministers and MPs according to the number of respondents each had.  

On the part of the 10 Regional Ministers we decided to rate all of them in this 3rd edition. 

This was because they spent some few months in office prior to the start of the project. However, we may revert to the best three Ministers in our subsequent editions or still maintain this system.

The scores are in this form; 85-100% Excellence (A+); 75-85% Very Good (A); 65-75% Good (B+); Partial 50-65% (B).   

THE OUTCOME:

Sector Ministers

1. Best Minister of the Year 2014 – Mr. Julius Debrah – Local Government and Rural Development Minister (88.8%).

2. 2nd Best Minister of the Year 2014 – Hon. Alhaji Collins Dauda- Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister (83.4%) and Nana Oye Lithur- Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister (76.3%).

3. 3rd Best Minister of the Year 2014 – Madam Dzifa Ativor- Transport Minister (67.8%).


Deputy Ministers

1. Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2014 – Hon. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa- Deputy Education Minister (91.3%) and Hon. Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye- Deputy Local Government and Rural Development Minister (90.1%)


2. 2nd Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2014 – Hon. Dr. Alhassan Almed Yakubu- Deputy Food and Agriculture Minister (81.2%)


3. 3rd Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2014 – Hon. Kweku Rickett Hagan-Deputy Trade and Industry Minister (70.7%) and Felix Kwakye Ofosu- Deputy Communications Minister (70.1%)

Regional Ministers



REGION(S)

NAME(S)

%

RESPONDENTS

EASTERN


MR. ANTWI BOASIAKO SEKYERE



81.5


2,803

ASHANTI


DR. SAMUEL SARPONG


86.9


2,989


CENTRAL


MR. AQUINAS QUANSAH


74.9


2,573


BRONG AHAFO

MR. ERIC OPOKU

85.0
2,923


UPPER WEST

ALHAJI AMIN AMIDU SULEMANI

77.7

2,671

GREATER ACCRA

MR. NII LARYEA AFOTEY AGBO

85.3

2,931

VOLTA


MADAM HELEN ADJOA NTOSO


83.8


2,882


WESTERN

MR. PAUL EVANS AIDOO

79.8

2,742

NORTHERN

ALHAJI LIMUNA MOHAMMED

72.7

2,498

UPPER EAST

MR. JAMES ZUUGAH TIIGAH
74.7
2,569




Parliamentarians

1. Overall Best MP of the Year 2014 – Hon. Afenyo Markins, MP for Effutu Constituency

2. Best Majority (Male) MP of the Year 2014 – Hon. Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, for MP Asawase Constituency

3. Best Minority (Male) MP of the Year 2014 – Hon. Mark Asibey Yeboah, MP for New Juabeng Constituency

4. Best Majority (Female) MP of the Year 2014 – Hon. Hajia Lardi Ayamba, MP for Pusiga Constituency

5. Best Minority (Female) MP of the Year 2014 – Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botwe, MP for Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency


The Member of Parliament (MP) who never missed sessions in Parliament for 2014 and was punctual throughout the period was Hon. David Tetteh Assuming, MP for Shai Osu Doku.




SIGNED
Mr. Fred Yaw Sarpong
CEO FAKS Investigative Services
+233(0)0549494838/+233(0)0204646009




BELOW IS A COPY OF PREVIOUS RESULTS
 





 2nd EDITION


MINISTERS


1. Best Minister of the Year 2013 – Mr. Seth Terkper - Finance Minister

2. 2nd Best Minister of the Year 2013 – Madam Hanny-Sherry Ayitey - Health Minister

3. 3rd Best Minister of the Year 2013 – Madam Jean Naana Opoku Agyemang- Education Minister



DEPUTY MINISTERS


1. Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2013 – Mr. Felix Ofosu Kwakyi- Information and Media Relation Ministry

2. 2nd Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2013 – Hon. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, Education Ministry

3. 3rd Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2013 – Hon. Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye- Trade and Industry Ministry




REGIONAL MINISTERS


1. Best Regional Minister of the Year 2013 – Mr. Samuel Sarpong- Central Regional Minister

2. 2nd Best Regional Minister of the Year 2013 – Madam Helen Ntoso- Eastern Regional Minister

3. 3rd Best Regional Minister of the Year 2013 – Mr. Joshua Nii Laryea-Agbo- Volta Regional Minister




The Most Respected Minister for 2013- Madam Hannah Tetteh, Foreign Affairs Minister



The Most Popular Minister for 2013- Hon. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Youth and Sports Minister




PARLIAMENTARIANS

1. Overall Best MP of the Year 2013 – Hon. W.O. Boafo, Akropong Constituency

2. Best Majority MP of the Year 2013 – Hon. Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, Asawase Constituency

3. Best Minority MP of the Year 2013 – Hon. Anthony Osei Akoto, Old Tafo Constituency

4. Best Majority Female MP of the Year 2013 – Hon. Hajia Lardi Ayamba, Pusiga Constituency

5. Best Minority Female MP of the Year 2013 – Hon. Adwoa Safo, Dome Kwabenya Constituency



About 63% of those interviewed by the team agreed with the President’s decision to move Ministers from one region to another.

Nearly 43% of those interviewed by the field investigators have not heard any Deputy Minister’s name. About 36% of them have heard some of the names of Deputy Ministers, but do not know their positions. The remaining 21% of them knows the names of Ghana’s Deputy Ministers and their positions as well.


1ST EDITION WINNERS


MINISTERS
  1. Best Minister of the Year 2012 - Samuel Ofosu Ampofo (Local Govt.)
  2. 2nd Best Minister of the Year 2012 - Hannah Tetteh (Trade Min.)
  3. 3rd Best Minister of the Year 2012 – Hon. Haruna Iddrisu (Communications)

DEPUTY MINISTERS
  1. Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2012 – Hon. Samuel Okudzato Ablakwah (Info.)
  2. 2nd Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2012 - Seth Tekper (Finance)
  3. 3rd Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2012 - Elvis Afriyie Ankrah (Local Govt.)

REGIONAL MINISTERS
  1. Best Regional Minister of the Year 2012 - Victor Smith (Eastern Region)
  2. 2nd Best Regional Minister of the Year 2012 - Paul Evans Aidoo (Western Region)
  3. 3rd Best Regional Minister of the Year 2012 - Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah (Ashanti Region)

PARLIAMENTARIANS
  1. Overall Best MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. William OforiBoafo
  2. Best Majority MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. Alban SumaniBagbin
  3. Best Minority MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. OseiKyeiMensah-Bonsu
  4. Best Majority Female MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. HajiaBoforo
  5. Best Minority Female MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. Cecilia AbenaDapaah


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