The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta has been named as one of the best Ministers of state in 2023 in the latest report of FAKS investigative services.
The Finance minister was shortlisted among other outstanding leaders like Lawyer Godfred Dame, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh , Energy Minister , Mavis Hawa Koomson, Minister of Fisheries , Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, the Member of Parliament for Efutu ,Honorable Alexander Afenyo Markin, Honorable Paul Apraku Twum Barimah, Member of Parliament for Dormaa East, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa , MP for North Tong, Xavier Sosu MP for Madina among others and is expected to receive a plaque as part of the honour depicting his exemplary performance .
The Team Lead for FAKS investigative services, Fred Yaw Sarpong in a statement said “the exercise considers the assessment of Ministers of state, their deputies, Members of Parliament (MPs) and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the country”.
“The assessment involves projects executed by the various ministries, agencies and the Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs). The public were also given the opportunity to share their opinions as far as the assessment was concerned”.
“About the Members of Parliament, the team considered development in their various constituencies and works in parliament, as well as responses from the constituents.
The survey took place between the months of October and December, 2023 and it was the 12th Edition of FAKS’s Performance of Ministers project.
During the period under review, the 16 regions were divided into four (4) zones. Zone A comprises Greater Accra, Oti, and Eastern and Volta region. The zone B regions were Ashanti, Western North, Ahafo and Northern region. Upper East, Upper West, North East region and Savanna region were grouped under zone C, while the zone D regions were Central, Western, Bono and Bono East region.
In total, about 5,063 responses were received across the country. Some of the groups the team talked to were commercial drivers, students, business owners, traders, journalists, civil society organizations (CSOs) and among others.
A total of 5,063 respondents were recorded in 2023 as against the 4,572 respondents recorded in 2022. Out of the 5,063 feedbacks received, 2,954 of the respondents, representing 58.34% were females while the remaining 2,109 representing 41.61% were males.
FAKS Investigative Services is a Ghanaian research and investigative firm.