Julius Debrah, Okudzeto Ablakwa are Best Ministers for 2014 – Survey


Local government Minister, Julius Debrah and Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa have been named Best Performing Minister and Deputy Minister respectively, for the year 2014.

The survey conducted by FAKS Investigative Services, a Ghanaian research and background investigative company, scored Mr. Debrah 88.8% of the 3,437 respondents interviewed across the country.  

Mr. Debrah’s lead role in the campaign to rid the country of filth, through the monthly National Sanitation Day exercise, may have earned him the high rating.

Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda and Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Nana Oye Lithur scored 83.4% and 76.3% shared the second best spot.

The third Best Minister of the Year 2014 went to Transport Minister, Dzifa Ativor who recorded 67.8% of approval from the public according to the FAKS survey.

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

It was conducted across the country with the 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 public opinion, the FAKS team also took into consideration the supervision and implementation of projects, especially concerning the sector Ministers, their Deputies and Regional Ministers.

The survey
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%.

On average each respondent nominated three or more Ministers but was restricted to five nominations.

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

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

See the detailed results of the survey below:

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.

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