The latest Afrobarometer survey on Ghana’s economy indicates that a majority of Ghanaians are of the conviction that the country is going the wrong direction

The report also reveals that respondents provided negative assessments of the country’s economic condition and their personal living conditions.

Read the Key findings of the survey below

▪ Almost nine out of 10 Ghanaians (87%) say the country is heading “in the wrong direction.” Only 11% see things going in the right direction, a 24 -percentage-point decline since 2019 (Figure 1).

▪ Majorities offer negative assessments of economic conditions (Figure 2):
o 85% describe the country’s economic condition as “fairly bad” or “very bad,”
up from 62% recorded in 2019.

o And 72% say their personal living conditions are “fairly bad” or “very bad,”
compared to 58% three years ago.

▪ Ghanaians are not very optimistic about the economy: Only 25% expect things to be better in 12 months’ time (Figure 3).

▪ By large majorities, citizens say the government is performing “fairly badly” or “very badly” on keeping prices stable (94%), narrowing income gaps (92%), improving the living standards of the poor (85%), creating jobs (83%), and managing the economy (82%) (Figure 4).


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