President Mills rated “A” in good governance

President John Atta Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills has been rated ‘A’ in good governance according an index conducted by the East African Magazine.

President Mills scored 64.6 in The Mo Ibrahim Index, ranking the 7th on the list, received 5.35 in the Democracy Index, obtained 8.00 in the Press Freedom Index, while scoring 4.1 in the Corruption Index to obtain a total score of 72.56, giving him the final grade of A.

An African Presidents Index, which measures the performance and leadership styles of African leaders, also rated high, the leadership styles of Mr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, the Prime Minister of Mauritius; President Pedro Verona Rodriques Pires of Cape Verde, President Seretse Ian Khama of Botswana and President Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba of Namibia.

According to the index, the leaders’ grades were derived from how they placed in five respected international indices of governance and a new political index developed by the magazine.

According to the methodology used in the study, the indices were weighted and then combined to produce a score out of 100. The best governors placed close to 100 while the worst leaders scored close to 0 in the study which heavily rewarded consistency in leadership style.

The report explained that an African leader who received high scores in one or two areas but low scores in the rest of the areas considered in the study ended with a dismal overall grade.

A consistent score across the board, on the other hand, was needed to place any African leader in the best grade.

According to the study, leaders were assigned letter grades based on their score from 0 to 100, derived from six indices.

Source: Daily Graphic

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  1. Anonymous says

    giving the prez an A is not right atmost he should have had a D which would have been the real him

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