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.

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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.

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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.

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