CDD Report Ghana is heading in the wrong direction - 70% of citizens say

The survey was conducted from a sample size of 2,400 adult Ghanaians cutting across 163 districts and 291 towns and villages.

  • Published:
  play President John Dramani Mahama (nnyamewaanews.com)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A survey conducted by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has revealed that at least 70 percent of Ghanaians believe the economy of the country is heading in the wrong direction.

The survey which covered the period of July 2 to 18 indicated that Ghanaians are worried about their economic conditions which they argue might pose a threat to their existence.

The survey was conducted from a sample size of 2,400 adult Ghanaians cutting across 163 districts and 291 towns and villages.

READ ALSO: IEA Report Greed, selfishness, low salaries root causes of corruption

Presenting the findings of the survey on Tuesday, Senior Researcher Fellow at CDD, Daniel Armah Attoh, said: “a majority of the respondents rated government as “having performed very or fairly badly in the delivery of a range of economic and social goods.”

The report indicated that government “receives poor grades from a clear majority of Ghanaians across a range of micro-indicators - narrowing income gaps, keeping prices down, creating jobs, improving the living standard of the poor and managing the economy.”

On crime prevention, Mr Attoh said government “is somewhat positive with respect to crime and violence prevention where a minority four in 10 offers a negative assessment.”

He however said Ghanaians were happy with the government’s fight against crime.

Touching on the upcoming elections, the survey revealed that “Solid majority of Ghanaians claim the following factors will have great deal or some influence on the choices of candidates or parties in the 2016 polls: bad roads, government corruption, power outages, high prices of food stuff, access to medical care, use of abusive language and posturing of politicians.”

The report however said gifts, the religious affiliation of candidates and region of origin of candidates will play no role in deciding choice of candidates for voters.

Ghanaians further believed that government has failed with its handling of issues such as unemployment, electricity, and education.

They believe that another political party can do a better job.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Fraud Three Ghanaians arrested over £5million romance fraudbullet
2 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment screeningbullet
3 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
4 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
5 Volta Region FDA says Kpando residents knew consuming Pufferfish...bullet
6 Ghana Police Service IGP reshuffles top officersbullet
7 Sex Workers Chinese prostitutes invade Wassa Akropong;...bullet
8 Ghana Police New IGP makes first shake-up in Police...bullet
9 National Service New allowance will be paid after 2017...bullet
10 Assault OccupyGhana demands justice for lady stripped...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Four suspects arrested for Captain Mahama's deathbullet
2 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet
3 WATCH Kennedy Agyapong dances wildly to hip hop song in hilarious videobullet
4 Watch Video I lick my wife before going to preach - Kumchacha...bullet

News