- A survey by the University of Ghana Political Science Department says Minister of Education is the top performing minister
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A survey has revealed that the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is the best performing minister in the Akufo-Addo government.
The survey was undertaken by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana.
Dr. Opoku Prempeh topped the list of best performing ministers on the basis of policy and delivery, competency and hard work.
The survey was funded by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and carried out for three months (from March to June, 2019).
The opinion poll was dubbed “Assessment of the 275 Members of Parliament (MPs) – Perspective from the Constituents”.
Twenty-seven thousand, five hundred (27,500) Ghanaians within the country’s 275 constituencies participated in the study.
According to the findings, 12.2% voted Dr. Opoku Prempeh as the best performing minister in the current government.
The Minister for Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, came in second place after garnering 5.3% of the votes.
Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, was voted the third best performing Minister with 4.7%.
Trade Minister Alan John Kyerematen, Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, and Sports Minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah, came fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and the Minister of Regional Re-Organisation and Development Dan Botwe, were both ranked seventh with 1.7%.
The finding of the study was jointly presented on Monday, June 10, 2019, in Accra by Dr. Isaac Owusu-Mensah and Kaakyire Frempong, both Senior Lecturers at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana.
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