59% of Ghanaians say country heading in “wrong direction” – Report

More than half of Ghanaians believe that the country is heading in the wrong direction under Nana Akufo-Addo’s government, according to an Afrobarometre Survey by the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD).

According to the survey,  approval of the government’s economic performance by citizens has “declined sharply” compared to 2017.

“Few citizens are content with the country’s economic situation and their personal living conditions, and a majority say the country is headed in the wrong direction”.

“Still, more than half are optimistic that things will get better in a year’s time…Ghana has received positive reviews from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank and made important economic strides, including the successful completion of the IMF bailout programme and a clean-up of the financial sector. But so far, these successes appear not to have translated into concrete gains recognised by most citizens”.

Some of the key findings in the report indicate that “Only three in 10 Ghanaians (30%) describe the country’s economic conditions as “fairly good” or “very good,” a modest decline from 35% recorded in 2017.

“Fewer than four in 10 (37%) say their personal living conditions are “fairly good” or “very good.”

“And only 31% say the country’s economic condition has improved over the past 12 months. But more than half (54%) are optimistic that things will be “better” or “much better” in 12 months’ time…Six in 10 Ghanaians (59%) say the country is “going in the wrong direction.”

Click the link below to read the full report by the Afrobarometer

Full afrobarometer report