The annual survey on the performance of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Regional Ministers has been announced by FAKS Investigative Services in Accra.
The annual survey also included the performance of Members of Parliament and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the country.
A release signed by Fred Yaw Sarpong,
CEO of FAKS Investigative Services and copied to Newsghana.com.gh stated that,
the 2018 survey focused on project initiatives, the execution of the project and the impacts the project has or wass going to have on society and Ghanaians as a whole.
The team, made up of researchers, media practitioners and academia made the assessment based on the outcome of the findings they had.
Apart from using the project assessment, the team also sought opinions from the public on the performance of the personalities mentioned above, especially the Ministers.
The survey took place between the months of October and December 2018.
The 2018 survey was the 7th Edition since FAKS started assessing the performance of Ministers, Deputies, Regional Ministers, MPs and others.
Respondents such as students, petty traders, journalists, MPs, civil society organizations (CSOs), traditional rulers, academia, business owners, commercial drivers and others contributed to the survey.
Scoring was influenced by the project initiatives, the execution, its impacts on Ghanaians currently and in the future. About 71% of the respondents were between the ages of 18 and 50 while the remaining 29% were between the ages of 51 and 70.
Meanwhile, out of the 4,519 feedbacks received during the impacts assessment, 2,420 of the respondents, representing 53.55% were females while the remaining 2,099 representing 46.45% were males. The ranking was between 65% and 100%. FAKS Investigative Services is Ghanaian research and investigative firm.
Some of the project initiatives that dominated and informed our decision included Presidential Pitch, a Business Idea Contest that gave support to 20 beneficiaries with amount ranges between GHc25,000 and GHc50,000; The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) program which offered support to 7, 000 young entrepreneurs with start-ups and small businesses across the country.
These 7,000 small businesses have been linked to Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA); 1,350 existing businesses have been provided with seed capital between GHc10,000 and GHc100,000 depending on the size of the business to help them expand their entities. They are offered 10% interest for a period of 2 years: GHc4 million capitals to support Physical Challenge Women Entrepreneurs.
About GHc2 million out of the GHc4 million has been raised; Online Portal (Ghana Mall), a marketing platforms to showcase products and services developed mostly by start-ups in Ghana- all these under the Ministry of Business Development; Planting for Food and Jobs under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture which reduces importation of maize and other foodstuff into the country; Double Track System under the Ministry of Education which has given a chance to many young students to have secondary education; the creation of the six (6) regions; which just ended with a successful referendum on the 27th of December 2018, Ghana Football Association (GFA) and ace journalist AnasAremeyaw’s #12 expose` saga leading to the formation of the normalization committee and many other project initiatives.
BELOW ARE THE RESULTS:
BEST 10 MINISTERS, 2018
1st – Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal- Business Development Minister
2nd – Hon. Dan KwakuBotwe- Regional Reorganization and Development Minister
3rd – Hon. Joe Ghartey- Railway Development Minister
4th –Dr. Matthew OpokuPrempeh- Education Minister
5th -DrOwusuAfriyieAkoto – Food and Agriculture Minister
6th – Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah- Youth and Sports Minister
7th – Hon. Ambrose Dery- Interior Minister
8th – KwesiAmoako Atta- Roads and Highways Minister
9th – Hon. KwakuAgyemang Manu – Health Minister
10th – Hon. KojoOppong Nkrumah – Information Minister
BEST 10 DEPUTY MINISTERS, 2018
1st – Martin Adjei- MensahKorssh- Regional Organization and Development
2nd – Dr. Yaw OseiAdutwum – Education
3rd– Michael Yaw Gyato – Water Resources and Sanitation
Mark: 82. 49%
4th –Hon. Gifty Tina Mensah – Health
5th – Hon. Henry Quartey- Interior
6th – Dr. Mohammed Amin Anta- Energy
Mark: 75. 61%
7th- Hon. KwakuKwarteng – Finance
Mark: 71. 18%
8th – Hon. Vincent SowahOdotei- Communications and Anthony N-YohPuoweleKarbo- Roads and Highways
9th –Godfred Dame- Attorney General and Pius EnamHadzide –Youth and Sports
Mark: 66. 81%
10th –Hon. Barbara OtengGyasi- Lands and Natural Resources
BEST 10 CEOs OF SOEs, 2018
1st – Michael OkyereBaafi, CEO of Ghana Free Zone Authority
2nd – Richard Boadu, Administrator of GETFund
3rd –Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang, Director General of SSNIT
4th –Nana KwakuAdjeiYeboah, CEO of Students Loan Trust Fund
5th – Lawyer Justin KoduaFrimpong, CEO of Youth Employment Agency
6th -Stephen Amoah, Chief Executive Officer of MASLOC
7th – R. Yofi Grant, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Center
8th -Prof. Kenneth Attafuah, Executive Director of National Identification Authority
9th- Mr. John DekyemAttafuah, CEO of Ghana Airport Company Limited
10th – Nana Akomeah, CEO of State Transport Company (STC)
BEST 5 REGIONAL MINISTERS, 2018
1st -Simon Osei-Mensah- Ashanti
2nd -Dr. KwakuAfriyie – Western
3rd –Kwamena Duncan – Central
4th – Archibald Yao Letsa – Volta
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT (MPs)
OVERALL BEST MP
Hon. Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, MP for Asawase Constituency
BEST MAJORITY MP
Hon. Patrick Boakye-Yiadom, MP for Obuasi East Constituency
Respondents: 3, 912
BEST MINORITY MP
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu Constituency
BEST FEMALE MP
Hon. Bernice Adiku Heloo, MP for Hohoe Constituency