A survey conducted by FAKS Investigative Services, an investigative and research company in Ghana, has named Local Government and Rural Administration Minister Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, was the Best Minister in 2012 and MP for Akuapem North, Mr. William Ofori Boafo was the Best MP.
The survey conducted between November and December 2012, also named Deputy Minister of Information, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa as the Best Deputy Minister in 2012, and Eastern Regional Minister Victor Smith as the Best Regional Minister.
The survey for the Ministers’ performance was conducted among more than 2,000 Ghanaians in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Tamale, Koforidua, Ho and Sunyani. That of the MPs was done among Parliamentary Press Corps and staff of Parliament.
The question was “Which Minister/MP is doing or has done well during the year 2012 and deserves recognition?”
According to the investigators, the winners scored averagely between 85% and 90% marks.
But there were first runners up who also scored between 65% and 80%, and second runners-up, who scored between 50% and 64%.
The reasons most people gave for nominating who was the best, included Public Speeches, Character, Service Performances to their respective Ministries, and Loyalty to Ghanaians.
The list of winners is as follows:
Best Minister of the Year 2012 – Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo (Local Government and Rural Development Ministry)
2nd Best Minister of the Year 2012 – Madam Hannah Tetteh (Trade and Industry Ministry)
3rd Best Minister of the Year 2012 – Hon. Haruna Iddrisu (Communications Ministry)
DEPUTY MINISTERS Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2012 – Hon. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwah (Information Ministry)
2. 2nd Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2012 – Mr. Seth Tekper (Finance Ministry)
3. 3rd Best Deputy Minister of the Year 2012 – Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah (Local Government and Rural Development Ministry)
REGIONAL MINISTERS 1. Best Regional Minister of the Year 2012 – Mr. Victor Smith (Eastern Regional Minister)
2nd Best Regional Minister of the Year 2012 – Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah (Ashanti Regional Minister)
3rd Best Regional Minister of the Year 2012 – Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo (Western Regional Minister)
PARLIAMENTARIANS Overall Best MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. William Ofori Boafo (MP for Akropong)
Best Majority MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. Alban Sumani Bagbin (MP for Nadowli West)
Best Minority MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu (MP for Suame)
Best Majority Female MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. Hajia Mary Salifu Boforo (MPfor Savelugu)
Best Minority Female MP of the Year 2012 – Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah (MP for Bantama)
The survey was sponsored by Gentrac Investment Limited.