Performance 2019: Joe Ghartey and Ibrahim Awal are Best Ministers, Kwame Agbodza is Best MP

Results of the annual survey on the performance of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and 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. The 2019 survey focused on project initiatives, the execution of projects and the impacts the project has or it is going to have on Ghanaians as a whole. The organizers said they also considered sector leaders extra miles at improving on their mandates.

The team, which is 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 and Deputy Ministers.

A statement released by the Chief Executive Officer of FAKS Investigative Services, Fred Yaw Sarpong, said the survey took place between the months of October and December, 2019. It said the 2019 survey was the 8th Edition since FAKS started assessing the performance of Ministers, Deputies, Regional Ministers, MPs and others.

Respondents for the survey were traditional rulers, commercial drivers, Journalists, students, petty traders, business owners, civil society organizations (CSOs), market women, academia, and others. Scoring was influenced by the project initiatives, the project execution, and its impacts on Ghanaians currently and in the future. About 73% of the respondents were between the ages of 18 and 50 while the remaining 27% were between the ages of 51 and 70.

Meanwhile, out of the 5,023 feedbacks received during the impacts assessment, 2,545 of the respondents, representing 50.67% were females while the remaining 2,478 representing 49.33% were males. Concerning the Regional Ministers, the team did not include the newly appointed six (6) Regional Ministers. The ranking was between 65% and 100%.
FAKS Investigative Services is a Ghanaian research and investigative firm.

Some of the project initiatives that dominated and informed our decision included disbursement of GHc6 million to 700 young entrepreneurs; disbursement of funds to disabled persons; Campus Speeches; Community Business Initiatives across the 16 regions; Funds for Business Ideas in all universities across the country under the Ministry of Business Development; Transformation in the Railway Sector under the Ministry of Railways Development; and the Production of Local Rice and its consumption campaign as part of the Planting for Food and Jobs under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Also included was the Free SHS System under the Ministry of Education; Development in the industry sector-Ekumfi Juice factory under the Ministry of Trade and Industry; the creation and inauguration of the six regions under the Ministry of Regional Re-organization and Development; Development in the Zongo Communities; Development in the transport sector, especially the terminals for MMT and reviving the Ayalolo operations, DVLA transformation under the Ministry of Transport; Transformation at Ghana Gas; Transformation at Ghana Publishing Company; and many other project initiatives.



1st – Joe Ghartey– Railways Development Minister
Respondents: 4,638
Mark: 92.34%
1st- Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal – Business Development Minister
Respondents: 4,638
Mark: 92.34%

2nd – Ofori Asiamah–Transport Minister
Respondents: 4,391
Mark: 87.42%

3rd – Alan Kyeremanteng – Trade Minister
Respondents: 4,309
Mark: 85.78%

4th –Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Education Minister
Respondents: 4,278
Mark: 85.18%

5th –Dr. Mustapha Abdul – Hamid– Inner City and Zongo Dev. Minister
Respondents: 3,829
Mark: 78.23%

6th – Dan Kwaku Botwe – Regional Re-organizations and Dev. Minister
Respondents: 3,578
Mark: 71.23%

7th – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto– Agric Minister
Respondents: 3,532
Mark: 70.31%

8th – Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey – Foreign Affairs Minister
Respondents: 3,451
Mark: 68.71%

9th – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah – Information Minister
Respondents: 3,375
Mark: 67.20%

10th – Kwaku Agyeman Manu– Health Minister
Respondents: 3,280
Mark: 65.30%


1st – Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum – Education
Respondents: 4,522
Mark: 90.03%

2nd – Godfred Yeboah Dame–Attorney General
Respondents: 4,431
Mark: 88.22%

3rdAdjei-Mensah Korsah– Regional Reorganization Development
Respondents: 4,238
Mark: 84.37%
3rd- Joseph Dindlok Kpemka – Attorney General
Respondents: 4,238
Mark: 84.37%

4th –Gifty Tina Mensah – Health
Respondents: 4,081
Mark: 81.24%
4th- Mohammed Habib Tijani – Foreign Affairs
Respondents: 4,081
Mark: 81.24%

5th – Kwabena Owusu Aduomi – Roads and Highways.
Respondents:  3,929
Mark: 78.23%

6th – Kennedy Osei Nyarko – Agric
Respondents: 3,849
Mark: 76.62%

7th- Nii Titus Glover– Transport
Respondents: 3,686
Mark: 73.39%

8th – Pius Enam Hadzide– Information
Respondents: 3,529
Mark: 70.26%

9th – Charles Owusu–Foreign Affairs
Respondents:  3,419
Mark: 68.06%

10th – Major Derrick Oduro – Defense
Respondents: 3,320
Mark: 66.10%


1st – Kwamena Duncan – Central Regional Minister
Respondents: 4,858
Mark: 96.72%

2nd – Simon Osei-Mensah – Ashanti Regional Minister
Respondents: 4,517
Mark: 89.92%

3rd – Archibald Yao Letsa – Volta Regional Minister
Respondents: 4,291
Mark: 85.43%

4th – Ishmael Ashitey– Greater Accra Regional Minister
Respondents: 3,995
Mark: 79.53%

5th – Eric Kwakye Darfour– Eastern Regional Minister
Respondents: 3,585
Mark: 71.37%


Overall Best MP
Kwame Governs Agbodza, MP for Adaklu Constituency

Best Majority MP
Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, MP for Suame Constituency

Best Minority MP
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah, MP for South Tongu

Best Female MP
Dr. Zenator Rawlings,
MP for Klottey- Korley Constituency

BEST 10 CEOs OF SOEs, 2019

1st – Dr. Benjamin K. D. Asante – CEO of Ghana Gas
Respondents: 4,885
Mark: 97.26%

2nd – Dr. Ofori Tenkorang – SSNIT Director General
Respondents: 4,659
Mark: 92.77%
2nd – David Asante – MD of Ghana Publishing Company
Respondents: 4,659
Mark: 92.77%

3rd – Lawyer Justin Kodua – CEO of YEA
Respondents: 4,341
Mark: 86.43%
3rd- Michael Okyere Baafi – CEO of Ghana Free Zone Authority
Respondents: 4,341
Mark: 86.43%

4th –Richard Boadu, Administrator of GETFUND
Respondents: 4,154
Mark: 82.71%
4th – Maxwell Kofi Jumah – CEO of GIHOC Distilleries
Respondents: 4,154
Mark: 82.71%

5th – Mustapha Ussif – Executive Secretary of National Service Scheme
Respondents: 4,029
Mark: 80.23%
5th- Joseph Boahen Aidoo– CEO of COCOBOD
Respondents: 4,029
Mark: 80.23%

6th – Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie–CEO of Forestry Commission
Respondents: 3,885
Mark: 77.34%

7th – Madam Delese Mimi Darko, CEO of Food and Drugs Authority
Respondents: 3,790
Mark: 75.46%

7th – Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority
Respondents: 3,790
Mark: 75.46%

8th – Nana Akomeah – CEO of State Transport Company
Respondents: 3,612
Mark: 71.92%

9th- Kwabena Ampofo Appiah – CEO of State Housing Company
Respondents: 3,477
Mark: 69.23%

10th – John Essel–CEO of Ghana Railway Company
Respondents: 3,401
Mark: 67.72%

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