The New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo also got a B+ on his general performance, but scored a C- on his ethical behaviour.
Hassan Ayariga of the People’s National Convention (PNC) got a D for his performance generally and a C+ for his ethical behaviour.
The PPI is a performance grade that Ghana’s citizens award to the country’s politicians. Africawatch, the pan-African newsmagazine, created the PPI in 2010 and released a second edition in 2011. This year’s PPI is the first to be compiled by the International Center for Public Accountability, a nonpartisan organization (ICPA).
Thirty-seven Members of Parliament scored “F” in the PPI for 2012.
“ICPA was created to gather timely information about the performance of government officials, and to present that information in a way that’s accessible and easy to understand by all citizens.
The idea is to help promote a better democracy by making leadership more responsive and effective, and helping citizens become more involved in the issues that affect them,” according to a release by Steve Mallory, Executive Director of the CPA.
The two Deputy Speakers of Parliament; Doe Adjaho and Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye were rated A- better than the Speaker, Mrs. Joyce Bamford-Addo who scored a B-.
Three parliamentarians had A rating as the best performers. They include NPP’s Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, Papa Owusu Ankomah and the Majority Leader, Cletus Avoka.
However, outspoken NPP MP Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Seth Adjei Baah, Deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs Hajia Hawawu Boya Gariba and Irene Naa Torshie were all graded “F” for their performances in parliament. Sheikh I.C. Quaye did not improve his past grading as he scored another “F”.
Topping the ratings among Ministers are Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Ms. Sherry Ayittey and Deputy Minister for education, Mahama Ayariga who were graded B+.
The MP for Bawku Central, Adamu Sakande who is currently serving a two year jail term was graded “F” whereas MP for Jomoro Samia Yaba Nkrumah got a C+ for her performance.