- 62% of Ghanaians ‘happy’ with NPP’s performance according the research by the UG Political Science Department
- 58% of the respondents also believe John Mahama should be the NDC presidential candidate for the 2020 election
A research by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has revealed that majority of Ghanaians are satisfied with the output of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government after a year in office.
It has been exactly 12 months since Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn into office as President of Ghana following a landslide victory over the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) John Dramani Mahama.
In one-year the NPP has undertaken some initiatives, with the government promising more in 2018.
The research conducted suggests that majority of Ghanaians are satisfied with the work done by the NPP government so far and still prefer them to the opposition NDC.
Head of Political Science Department at the University of Ghana, Dr. Bossman Asare said the Free SHS Policy rolled out by government is the most endearing to the Ghanaian people.
According to him, the government’s resolve to restore the nurses and teachers’ trainee allowance is also one move that has made it popular among Ghanaians.
He added that the fight against illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey has also impressed majority of the citizenry.
“We can see that once government is working and getting things done citizens also appreciate. But of all these… the most popularly policy has to do with the Free Senior High School,” Dr. Asare said.
He added that the Nana Addo government has hit over 62% in terms of popularity, but Ghanaians are still expectant of more from them.
“The government’s popularity is almost 62.1 percent [and] what this actually means that the government’s popularity is ok but can be better than that. So this should tell you that maybe there are still some issues Ghanaians want the government should address,” he said.
According to him the NHIS is particular is “not so perfect” but many of the respondents “thought that it has seen some revival.”
The report of the research seems to be in contradiction to claims by the opposition NDC that government has performed poorly in its one year in office.
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