FAKS Investigative Services, a Ghanaian research and background investigative company has adjudged Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Minister for Roads and Highways as the best Minister for 2015.
He pulled 91.7% to beat his closest competitor Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development in the survey conducted for Members of Parliament and the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) for the year 2015.
Alhaji Dauda also pulled 84.8% to beat the 3rd Best Ministers- Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, Minister for Petroleum. He pulled 73.6% and Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection. She pulled 70.7%.
BEST MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Overall Best MP: Alban Bagbin. He pulled 97.3%. Best Majority MP: Klutse Avedzi. He pulled 94.9%.
Best Minority MP: Anthony Akoto Osei. He pulled 95.7%.
BEST DEPUTY MINISTERS
1st Best Dep. Minister: Nii Lante Vanderpuye, Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development. He pulled 93.7%.
2nd Best Dep. Ministers: Ato Forson, Deputy Minister of Finance. He polled 84.7% and Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah, Deputy Minister for Education. He pulled 83.2%.
3rd Best Dep. Ministers: Madam Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Deputy Minister for Transport. She pulled 74.5% and Mr. Felix Kwakye Ofosu, Deputy Minister for Communications. He pulled 71.3%.
BEST REGIONAL MINISTERS
1st Best Regional Minister: Hon. Eric Opoku of Brong Ahafo Region. He pulled 93.9%
2nd Best Regional Ministers: Evans Paul Aidoo of Western Region. He pulled 84.5% and Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo of Greater Accra Region. He pulled 83.3%.
3rd Best Regional Ministers: Antwi Boasiako Sekyere of Eastern Region. He pulled 73.9% and Hon. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah of Central Region. He pulled 73.6%.
OVERALL BEST 3 CEOs OF STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES
1st Best CEO/MD/DG: Awuah Darko, CEO of BOST/TOR. He pulled 95.2%.
2nd Best CEO/MD/DG: Charles Asare, Acting MD of Ghana Airport Company. He pulled 83.7%.
3rd Best CEO/MD/DG: George Blankson, Commissioner General of Ghana Revenue Authority. He pulled 73.7%.
BEST CEOs/MDs/DGs OF SOME AGENCIES UNDER SOME MINISTRIES
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
Best CEO/MD/DG: Mr. Richard Anamoo, Director General of Ghana Port and Harbor Authority (GPHA).
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Best CEO/MD/DG: Dr. Angela El-Adas, Director General of Ghana AIDS Commission
Dr. Akwasi Osei, Chief Psychiatrist and Head of Accra Psychiatric Hospital
MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Best CEO/MD/DG: Kojo Twum Boafo, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Free Zone Board
MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS
Best CEO/MD/DG: Brigadier-General Martin Ahiaglo, Director General, National Lottery Authority (NLA).
MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, WORKS AND HOUSING
Best CEO/MD/DG: Dr. Samuel Sarpong, Managing Director- State Housing Company.
MINISTRY OF LANDS, NATURAL RESOURCES
Best CEO/MD/DG: Samuel Afari Dartey, Chief Executive Officer of Forestry Commission
MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM
Best CEO/MD/DG: Dr. Sipa Yankey, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Gas Company
MINISTRY OF POWER
Best CEO/MD/DG: Kirt Cofie, Chief Executive Officer of Volta River Authority (VRA)
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
Best CEO/MD/DG: Madam Dorothy Gordon, Director General- Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (KACE)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Best CEO/MD/DG: Head of Ghana Academy of Art and Science
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Best CEO/MD/DG: Auditor General
MINISTRY OF TOURISM, CULTURE AND CREATIVE ARTS
Best CEO/MD/DG: Charles Osei Bonsu, Executive Director-Ghana Tourism Authority
Best CEO/MD/DG: Head of Ghana Dance Ensemble
BEST PARTY ADMINISTRATORS for 2015
PNC: Bernard Mornah
NDP: Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings
NDC: Mr. Kofi Adams
NPP: Mr. John Boadu
CPP: Samia Yaba Nkrumah
The annual survey assesses the performance of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Regional Ministers, Members of Parliament and the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) for the year in the country.
“This survey usually takes place between the months of October and December every year. FAKS uses these three month period to seek opinions from Ghanaians as to which of the people listed above have done exceptionally well and need to be recognized”, the CEO of FAKS Investigative Services, Fred Sarpong said.
The 2015 project was the 4th Edition since FAKS started assessing the performance of Ministers, Deputies, Regional Ministers, and MPs.
As part of the 2015 survey, the FAKS team also considered the performance of CEOs/MDs/DGs of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the country.
FAKS picked Overall Best three (3) CEOs/MDs/DGs in the SOEs sector.
Also, the team picked one Best CEO/MD/DG for agencies under some Ministries. For instance, if you pick the Ministry of Communications, which CEO/MD/DG is the Best among the CEOs/MDs/DGs under the Ministry of Communications?
FAKS placed some agencies under some Ministries due to the nature of their activities. We placed National Lottery Authority (NLA) and Registrar Generals Department under the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Ministry of Trade and Industry respectively. However, we did not consider all Ministries.
He stated: “We consider projects execution at the various Ministries, Agencies, Regional sectors and works by MPs at various committee levels and the flour of the house, as well as responses to public issues and Government activities.
We also picked Best Party Administrator from some of the political parties in the country. Our term ‘Best Party Administrator’ does not mean the party official who runs the party’s office. But rather who has performed exceptionally well within the party in 2015”.
In all, FAKS recorded 3,721 respondents across the country. These included feedback from social media, face-to-face interviews, and compilation of forms from the respondents.
FAKS ranks 1st Position between the percentage of 85 and 100; 2nd Position between 75% and 84.99%; and 3rd Position between 65% and 74.99%.