3 Ministers Receive Recognition

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THREE MINISTERS were honoured for their hard work in a recent FAKS Investigative Services ‘Performance of Ministers’ survey.

They include Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister for Transport; Godfred Yeboah Dame, Minister for Justice and Attorney General; and Dr. Yaw Adutwum, Minister for Education.

Chief Executive Officer of FAKS Investigative Services, Fred Yaw Sarpong, presented a plaque to the ministers in their respective offices in Accra on different occasions.

The Transport Minister received his award on Tuesday, April 18, 2022. It is the second time he has emerged overall best minister in the FAKS Investigative Services Performance of Ministers survey, with the first being 2020.

The three ministers jointly scored 92% to claim the topmost position after 3,661 out of 3,953 respondents gave a yes vote for their outstanding performance during the year under review.

For instance, Mr. Asiamah was highly acknowledged for his ministry’s intervention during the commercial drivers’ strike, as well as the massive transformation he has brought to the transport sector.

Godfred Yeboah Dame was also highly acknowledged for the role he played in the admission of 499 law students into the Ghana School of Law, Ghana winning the Norway Chancery case, and also helping to transform the Registrar General’s Department.

Dr. Yaw Adutwum also was acknowledged for the introduction of the No Guarantor Tertiary Students Loan policy, as well as the introduction of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) schools by his ministry.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Asiamah said he is inspired by the public’s acknowledgment of his work, pledging to collaborate with stakeholders in the transport industry to initiate more programmes and policies that will impact positively on the lives of the people.

“I am highly motivated for receiving this award. In fact, it has spurred me on to work more to ensure safety on our roads and on the Volta Lake. The human life is critical that we need to look at how we develop the Volta Lake Transport to make it safer for our people. Safety on the Volta Lake is so cardinal, [and] at the heart of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that he has secured a US$148 million loan facility, which has received Cabinet approval to transform the Volta Lake Transport. This, I will ensure that it is done within the scheduled time to bring relief to our people, once Parliament also approves it,” he noted.

CEO of FAKS Investigative Services, Fred Sarpong, also commenting on the awards, said the survey was an indication that the public was monitoring whatever the ministers, deputy ministers, and CEOs of state institutions were doing.

The survey was conducted from October to December 2021, and had journalists, students, traders, traditional rulers, teachers, business owners, civil society organisations, drivers, and academia, among others, as its respondents.

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