NAPO Unanimously Voted Most Outstanding Minister of the Year 2022
The Management and Production team of Asempa FM Ekosii Sen, organizers of a detailed survey of the performance of public officials have noted Minister of Energy Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh as Most Outstanding Minister this year.
Dr. Opoku Prempeh popularly known as Napo was chosen after a research that covered all the Ministerial sectors after which 5 best Ministers and sectors were chosen.
Out of the 5, the Energy Minister Napo emerged Most Outstanding according to the survey by Asempa FM Ekosii Sen.
Acknowledging his qualities, the team noted how Napo steered the affairs of the most critical sector at a time the nation was faced with difficult financial problems that could have shut down the sector.
According to Host Osei Bonsu, the painstaking research was done in arriving at the decision.
In 2019, owing to how he led the implementation of the Free SHS program, the Asempa FM Ekosii Sen team crowned Napo ad best performing Minister for the year following the successful implementation of the program.
UG Political Science Department Survey
In 2019, as the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh was once again noted as the best performing Minister in the Akufo-Addo-led administration, by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana as reported by Graphic
According to the study, Dr Opoku Prempeh topped 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 was jointly presented 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.
According to Dr Owusu-Mensah the survey adopted a mixed method methodology, which is the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, through concurrent and transformative approaches.
He said five electoral areas were selected from each constituency with the exception of Ayawaso North and Ayawaso East, which had three and four electoral areas each.
He noted that the HAT method was used to randomly select the five electoral areas per constituency.
He said the method was used to select all the 1, 375 electoral areas for all the 275 constituencies.
Dr Owusu-Mensah said interviews were conducted at the appropriate electoral areas and constituencies to solicit key information to validate the quantitative data.
He said in each electoral area, 20 respondents were interviewed; therefore, five electoral areas per constituency were engaged.
He said in all a total of 27,500 Ghanaians in selected electoral areas within the 275 constituencies of Ghana participated in the study.
He said Ghanaian voters were familiar with the role or duties their MPs were expected to carry out in their respective constituency
He noted that the study showed that overall, 50.8 per cent of Ghanaians knew their MPs as development advocates – the MPs were the agents of socio-economic development in their constituencies.
Across the 16 regions, voters in Oti, 77.1 per cent of respondents, linked their MPs’ role to rural development more than Western Region 68.7 per cent, Central 59.5 per cent, North East 59.1 per cent, Western North 58.1 per cent, Northern 54.3 per cent, Greater Accra 51.2 per cent and Ashanti 50.2 per cent.
In the Upper West, 58 per cent and Bono, 40.7 per cent, voters regarded their MPs as representing their concerns in parliament.