The Association of Aides to Regional Chairmen of the New Patriotic Party [NPP] has rated the performance of some Managing Directors/CEOs of the Akufo-Addo led government.
According to them, all other Ministers and CEOs equally performed “creditably well such that it was a very challenging and hectic task for the group to distinguish the outstanding performers but for the unbiased methodology employed. Just to mention a few, the Education minister, Roads and Highways, Railway Minister, Health Minister were all exceptional Ministers as the results were very close.”
The research also collated views from the grassroots throughout the 16 regions and 275 constituencies. The study targeted 90,000 respondents, but an average of 320 respondents effectively participated in each constituency.
Below is the ratings . . .
Hon. Owusu Afriyie Akoto (Minister for Food and Agriculture)
His spectacular delivery on the PFJ programme was rated highest. It would be recalled that his leadership at the Agric ministry brought Ghana enough food, not to the homes of farmers only but also local markets. This impacted food prices significantly. News houses reported the rare incidence of rice yields being in abundance, which necessitated the president to issue a fiat for the consumption of local rice in all the state institutions. Through his able leadership, Ghana is now experiencing food exports. He also organized focused group discussions with farmers from time to time to know their challenges and create workable and timely solutions. These are but a few factors underlying his top rating and success at the ministry. Congratulations Dr. Akoto.
Hon. John Peter Amewu (Minister for Energy)
He received superb rating on his excellent management of the PDS-ECG crisis both in the media and the sector. Another factor which brought him to the topmost five is the stable power supply that the country has enjoyed under his tenure. By dint of hardwork, the Energy sector has not dominated the news in terms of bad press unlike we have known it to be. It is almost forgotten that Ghana ever experienced severe power crisis as the situation has significantly improved. His singular dynamism in core competences of power sector management and the cordial but effective media relations brought Hon. Amewu among the 2019 best performing ministers. Johnny, we are proud of you.
Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (Minister of Information )
He is undoubtedly the most visible and outstanding minister by virtue of his portfolio. However, his unique but endearing communication style, social appeal, demonstration of exceptional leadership qualities and innovations in government policy and results communication such as the regular Meet-The-Press, Policy Fair, etc. enabled him to outperform others based on the unbiased methodology. His name came up strongly among the future faces of the party as well as parliament. His debating skills were also rated highly. We congratulate Hon. Oppong and we appreciate his good works for mother Ghana.
MD/CEO OF THE YEAR
Mr. Kingsley Agyeman (Scholarship Secretariat)
He came third for this category in 2018 and through continuous hardwork, he has come to the top of the chart for the year 2019. The decentralization of the scholarship scheme made scholarship acquisition very accessible to all and sundry at all the constituencies in the 16 regions. His leadership has brought respite to Ghanaian students studying abroad and also enrolled more on the scholarship scheme in 2019. We appreciate your effort Sir.
Akwasi Agyeman (Ghana Tourism Authority)
The most popular national and diaspora event of 2019 – Year of return was rated so highly. The event brought the world to Ghana and helped marketed the country beyond measure. The proactive steps taken to institute “Beyond the Year of Return” also brought him to the topmost performing CEOs in 2019. His sector brought significant revenue to the national treasury in 2019. Well done, Mr. Agyeman.
Dominic Eduah (GNPC Foundation)
“The Job Dey Grounds” instituted tertiary scholarships for best but needy students. Through his leadership, numerous boreholes, classroom blocks and other community developmental projects have been executed to the benefit of persons living in rural Ghana. No doubt he is impacting lives beyond imagination. Greater grace, Patriot Dominic.
Elikem Sewordor (Publicity/Research Officer)
Aide to the Volta Regional Chairman
Aide to the Ashanti Regional Chairman