African Watch Magazine has released a survey on the performance of Ghanaian Politicians including President John Atta Mills. According to Africa Watch Magazine’s Political Performance Index, (PPI) minority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu was graded as the best performing politician.
Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu scored an A, higher than that of the Speaker of Parliament, Joyce Banford Addo who rated B+.
The President, John Evans Atta Mills was graded separately in five different policy areas; Foreign Policy- B, Economic Development- C+, Social Interventions- C-, Political Developments- B, and National Security B-.
Minister for Works and Housing Alban Sumana Bagbin was rated C but was also rated A as Member of Parliament for Nadowli West. Doe Adjaho, deputy Speaker of Parliament A-, deputy Majority Leader Rashid Pelpuo scored a B, Moses Asaga MP for Nabdam B+, majority leader Cletus Avoka B+. Mathew Opoku Prempeh MP for Manhyia scored a B+ whilst Sheik IC Quaye scored a D.
Twenty four members of Ghana’s law house were deemed as complete failures graded with an F. Some of them include MP for Builsa North, Hon Timothy Attaboadey, MP for Asante Akim North, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, MP for Upper Denkyira East, Nana Amoakoh, MP for Keta, Richard Lassey Agbenyefia among others.
The MPs among other things were graded based on their knowledge on law making as well as their contribution to debates on the floor of Parliament.
Minister of Agriculture, Kwesi Ahwoi was rated the best performing minister for the year 2010 with a B. Energy Minister, Dr Joe Oteng Agyei on the other hand received a C for average performance, whilst Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffour was graded B-.
Information Minister John Tia was graded with a C, Interior Minister Martin Amidu, Chieftaincy and Culture Minister, Alexander Asum Ahensa and Tourism Minister Zita Okaikoi were all graded with a D-.
The Ministers were graded on four categories including their articulation and implementation of policy, managerial and supervision effectiveness, human relations and ethics.