Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh emerged the best performing Minister in the Akufo-Addo-led administration, a survey by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has revealed.
According to the study, Dr Opoku Prempeh tops the list of best-performing ministers on the basis of policy and delivery, competency and hard work.
The 2019 opinion poll dubbed “Assessment of the 275 Members of Parliament (MPs) – Perspective from the Constituents” was carried out from March to June 2019, with funding from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
The findings of the study were jointly presented on Monday in Accra by Dr Isaac Owusu-Mensah and Mr Kaakyire Frempong, both Senior Lecturers at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana.
In all, 27,500 Ghanaians in selected electoral areas within the 275 constituencies of the country participated in the study of which 12.2 per cent voted Dr Opoku Prempeh as the best performing minister.
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, took second place with 5.3 per cent, while the Minister of Energy, Mr John Peter Amewu, came third with 4.7 per cent.
Trade and Industry Minister, Mr Alan John Kyerematen, came fourth, with three per cent, with the Health Minister, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, taking the fifth position with 1.9 per cent, while the Youth and Sports Minister, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, occupied the sixth position with 1.8 per cent.
The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, and the Minister of Regional Re-organisation and Development Mr Dan Botwe were bracket seventh with 1.7 per cent.
Interior Minister, Mr Ambrose Dery, was eighth with 1.4 per cent while the ninth position went to the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who had 1.3 per cent.