Hot Topic: Who Is The Best Performing Minister Under Akuffo Addo’s NPP ‘Govt’ ?

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The New Patriotic Party since wresting power from the NDC administration in 2017 has arranged the biggest government ever to be at the helm of affairs in our political history. The NPP’s mammoth Government has about 125 ministers of various government ministries and state ministers as well.

The public has however ridiculed the sheer size of government, saying that it is a waste of money and something bordering on political ‘job-for-the-boys’ appointments. But the argument remains that if the huge size of government culminates into palpable performance and significant development, then it is justifiable.

Away from that, there have been quite a few ministers who have been touted as the best performing ministers under the Akuffo-Addo led government.These ministers are heads of key government ministries and they shall be discussed below. We will look at 5 of those ministers. So who is the best?

1.Matthew Opoku Prempeh,Education Minister

One of the easily recognizable Ministers under the NPP is this minister in charge of education in Ghana. Also member of parliament for Manhyia South constituency in Kumasi, he is noted for the successful implementation of the Free SHS policy in Ghana, the flagship policy much publicized by the NPP during

the heat of the 2016 electioneering campaign. His strong leadership has steered the educational sector throughout the COVID pandemic and many point to him as the best performing ministers under the Akuffo Addo Government.

2.Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, InformatInitiaMinister

The MP for Ofoase Ayirebi cum minister of information is arguably the most recognized face of coordinated government effort to contain the Coronavirus disease in Ghana.

His articulate clarity, real time updates and organization have widely been praised by the public. He has been able to make a name for himself as a viable presidential material since being appointed to head the information ministry, which he was formerly deputy minister.

3.Mavis Hawa Koomson , Minister Of State; Special InitiaMinister

This minister of state and also for Special Initiatives has been presented as oneb of the best performing ministers under the Akuffo Addo Government.

Also as the MP for Awutu Senya East constituency, she was in charge of government’s ‘One constituency one ambulance policy’ which saw the procurement and distribution of 307 ambulances to all the constituencies across Ghana. She has recently been chided for some mishaps at a polling station within her constituency but that doesn’t overshadow her performance.

4.Ken Ofori Atta, Finance MiMinister

The respected business and finance mogul was named as the finance minister which was received with much joy. His performance under the heat of the COVID pandemic has been excellent. Increases in allowances, procurement of PPE’s and free utilities came at the right time.

Under his leadership, financial clearance has been given to various institutions to recruit the many unemployed nurses and teachers who were not engaged after many years of completion. He together with the Vice President also managed to wean Ghana off the IMFs entrenchment program which was brought about by the NDC.

5. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Communications Minister

She is outspoken, one of the most vocal ministers under Akuffo Addo. See, she is a no nonsense person who believes in fairness. She has been able to negotiate some major deals for the telecommunications industry.

Notable among them was the scrapping of the communications tax which was introduced by government. That move could have damaged a lot of things for the government because of the magnitude of public backlash. She has also fought to create a level playing field for all the telcos to thrive. No wonder she is considered as one of the best performing ministers under Akuffo Addo.

So, who is your best performing minister?

Let me know in the comments section.

Edited by Samuel Amon

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