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10.01.2020 General News

Adaklu MP Kwame Agbodza Named 2019 Best Performing MP

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Hon. Kwame Governs AgbodzaHon. Kwame Governs Agbodza
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The Member of Parliament for the Adaklu Constituency in the Volta Region, Hon. Kwame Governs Agbodza has been named as the overall best MP for 2019, according to a report by FAKS Investigative Services.

After reviewing the data of the 2019 edition of the survey, FAKS Investigation services announced that Hon. Kwame Governs Agbodza was the best MP for 2019.

The survey is carried out annually to assess the performance of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Regional Ministers, Members of Parliament, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the country.

According to the institution, the survey focused on project initiatives, the execution of projects and the impacts the project has or it is going to have on Ghanaians as a whole.

The respondents were mainly traditional rulers, commercial drivers, Journalists, students, petty traders, business owners, civil society organizations (CSOs), market women, academia, and others.

Scoring was influenced by the project initiatives, the project execution, and its impacts on Ghanaians currently and in the future.

Full statement below;




The annual survey on the performance of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and Regional Ministers has been announced by FAKS Investigative Services in Accra.

The annual survey also included the performance of Members of Parliament and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the country. The 2019 survey focuses on project initiatives, the execution of projects and the impacts the project has or it is going to have on Ghanaians as a whole. Also, we consider the sector leaders going extra miles to improve on their mandates.

The team, which is made up of researchers, media practitioners and academia made the assessment based on the outcome of the findings they had. Apart from using the project assessment, the team also sought opinions from the public on the performance of the personalities mentioned above, especially the Ministers and the Deputy Ministers.

The survey took place between the months of October and December, 2019.

The 2019 survey was the 8th Edition since FAKS started assessing the performance of Ministers, Deputies, Regional Ministers, MPs and others.

Respondents for the survey were traditional rulers, commercial drivers, Journalists, students, petty traders, business owners, civil society organizations (CSOs), market women, academia, and others. Scoring was influenced by the project initiatives, the project execution, and its impacts on Ghanaians currently and in the future. About 73% of the respondents were between the ages of 18 and 50 while the remaining 27% were between the ages of 51 and 70.

Meanwhile, out of the 5,023 feedbacks received during the impacts assessment, 2,545 of the respondents, representing 50.67% were females while the remaining 2,478 representing 49.33% were males. Concerning the Regional Ministers, the team did not include the newly appointed six (6) Regional Ministers. The ranking was between 65% and 100%.

FAKS Investigative Services is a Ghanaian research and investigative firm.




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Some of the project initiatives that dominated and informed our decision included disbursement of GHc6 million to 700 young entrepreneurs; disbursement of funds to disabled persons; Campus Speech; Community Business Initiatives across the 16 regions; Funds for Business Ideas in all universities across the country under the Ministry of Business Development; Transformation in the Railway Sector under the Ministry of Railways Development; and Production of Local Rice and its consumption campaign as part of the Planting for Food and Jobs under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Also includes the Free SHS System under the Ministry of Education; Development in the industry sector--Ekumfi Juice factory under the Ministry of Trade and Industry; the creation and inauguration of the six (6) regions under the Ministry of Regional Re-organization and Development; Development in the Zongo Communities; Development in the transport sector, especially the terminals for MMT and reviving the Ayalolo operations, DVLA transformation under the Ministry of Transport; Transformation at Ghana Gas; Transformation at Ghana Publishing Company; and many other project initiatives.



1st - Joe Ghartey- Railways Development Minister

Respondents: 4,638

Mark: 92.34%

1st- Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal - Business Development Minister

Respondents: 4,638

Mark: 92.34%

2nd - Ofori Asiamah--Transport Minister

Respondents: 4,391

Mark: 87.42%

3rd - Alan Kyeremanteng - Trade Minister

Respondents: 4,309

Mark: 85.78%

4th -Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh - Education Minister

Respondents: 4,278

Mark: 85.18%

5th –Dr. Mustapha Abdul - Hamid- Inner City and Zongo Dev. Minister

Respondents: 3,829

Mark: 78.23%

6th - Dan Kwaku Botwe - Regional Re-organizations and Dev. Minister

Respondents: 3,578

Mark: 71.23%

7th - Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto- Agric Minister

Respondents: 3,532

Mark: 70.31%

8th - Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey - Foreign Affairs Minister

Respondents: 3,451

Mark: 68.71%

9th – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah - Information Minister

Respondents: 3,375

Mark: 67.20%

10th – Kwaku Agyeman Manu- Health Minister

Respondents: 3,280

Mark: 65.30%


1st - Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum - Education

Respondents: 4,522

Mark: 90.03%

2nd - Godfred Yeboah Dame--Attorney General

Respondents: 4,431

Mark: 88.22%

3rd- Adjei-Mensah Korsah- Regional Reorganization Development

Respondents: 4,238

Mark: 84.37%

3rd- Joseph Dindlok Kpemka - Attorney General

Respondents: 4,238

Mark: 84.37%

4th –Gifty Tina Mensah - Health

Respondents: 4,081

Mark: 81.24%

4th- Mohammed Habib Tijani - Foreign Affairs

Respondents: 4,081

Mark: 81.24%

5th - Kwabena Owusu Aduomi - Roads and Highways.

Respondents: 3,929

Mark: 78.23%

6th - Kennedy Osei Nyarko - Agric

Respondents: 3,849

Mark: 76.62%

7th- Nii Titus Glover- Transport

Respondents: 3,686

Mark: 73.39%

8th – Pius Enam Hadzide- Information

Respondents: 3,529

Mark: 70.26%

9th - Charles Owusu--Foreign Affairs

Respondents: 3,419

Mark: 68.06%

10th - Major Derrick Oduro - Defense

Respondents: 3,320

Mark: 66.10%


1st - Kwamena Duncan - Central Regional Minister

Respondents: 4,858

Mark: 96.72%

2nd - Simon Osei-Mensah - Ashanti Regional Minister

Respondents: 4,517

Mark: 89.92%

3rd - Archibald Yao Letsa - Volta Regional Minister

Respondents: 4,291

Mark: 85.43%

4th - Ishmael Ashitey- Greater Accra Regional Minister

Respondents: 3,995

Mark: 79.53%

5th - Eric Kwakye Darfour- Eastern Regional Minister

Respondents: 3,585

Mark: 71.37%


Overall Best MP

Kwame Governs Agbodza, MP for Adaklu Constituency

Best Majority MP

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, MP for Suame Constituency

Best Minority MP

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah, MP for South Tongu

Best Female MP

Dr. Zenator Rawlings, MP for Klottey- Korley Constituency

BEST 10 CEOs OF SOEs, 2019

1st - Dr. Benjamin K. D. Asante - CEO of Ghana Gas

Respondents: 4,885

Mark: 97.26%

2nd - Dr. Ofori Tenkorang - SSNIT Director General

Respondents: 4,659

Mark: 92.77%

2nd - David Asante - MD of Ghana Publishing Company

Respondents: 4,659

Mark: 92.77%

3rd - Lawyer Justin Kodua - CEO of YEA

Respondents: 4,341

Mark: 86.43%

3rd- Michael Okyere Baafi - CEO of Ghana Free Zone Authority

Respondents: 4,341

Mark: 86.43%

4th -Richard Boadu, Administrator of GETFUND

Respondents: 4,154

Mark: 82.71%

4th - Maxwell Kofi Jumah - CEO of GIHOC Distilleries

Respondents: 4,154

Mark: 82.71%

5th - Mustapha Ussif - Executive Secretary of National Service Scheme

Respondents: 4,029

Mark: 80.23%

5th- Joseph Boahen Aidoo- CEO of COCOBOD

Respondents: 4,029

Mark: 80.23%

6th - Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie--CEO of Forestry Commission

Respondents: 3,885

Mark: 77.34%

7th – Madam Delese Mimi Darko, CEO of Food and Drugs Authority

Respondents: 3,790

Mark: 75.46%

7th – Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority

Respondents: 3,790

Mark: 75.46%

8th - Nana Akomeah - CEO of State Transport Company

Respondents: 3,612

Mark: 71.92%

9th- Kwabena Ampofo Appiah - CEO of State Housing Company

Respondents: 3,477

Mark: 69.23%

10th - John Essel--CEO of Ghana Railway Company

Respondents: 3,401

Mark: 67.72%

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo