What the latest Afrobarometer report says about Ghana

What the latest Afrobarometer report says about Ghana

- Majority of Ghanaians say Ghana is on an economic decline

- Corruption is still on the rise, according to 64% of the respondents during the survey

- 35% of Ghanaians admit taking paying bribes in one way or the other 

The 2015 Afrobarometer report has revealed that 82% of Ghanaians believe that the country is on the wrong path economically.

The survey had between 1,200 and 2,400 respondents interviewed in the language of the respondent’s choice between 2014 and 2015.

18% of the respondents chose from a range of issues including unemployment, poverty, access to water and electricity, said prudent economic management was Ghana’s greatest challenge.

49% noted that the current government is badly managing the economy however.

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On corruption 64% of the respondents say corruption has increased however, 37% believed opposition parties will fight corruption better.

The survey further revealed that, 35% of Ghanaians have once paid a bribe for water and other essential services. The respondents were asked whether they have tried to get water, sanitation, or electricity services from government officials and how often they have had to pay a bribe, give a gift, or do a favour to the officials in order to get the services.

Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues across 36 countries.

The latest survey, conducted with Transparency International, is titled "People and Corruption: Africa Survey 2016", released on Tuesday.

Credit: afrobarometer.org

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