Ghana has been ranked the 131st happiest country to live in out of 155 countries in the world.
This was revealed in a report dubbed “World Happiness Report 2017”. The report gave special attention to the social foundations of happiness for individuals and nations.
The key indicators for the ranking included GDP, healthy life expectancy, freedom of choice and corruption perception.
The report opined that the happiest country in the world to live in is Norway, followed by Denmark and Iceland.
In Africa, Ghana placed 25th happiest country on the continent out of the 44 countries looked at.
“Most countries in the world project that life circumstances will improve in future. However, Africa’s optimism may be exceptional. African people demonstrate ingenuity that makes life bearable even under less than perfect circumstances.”
“Coping with poor infrastructure, as illustrated in the case of Ghana… is just one example of the remarkable resilience that African people have perfected. African people are essentially optimistic, most of all the youth who have their lives ahead of them. This optimism might serve as a self-fulfilling prophecy for the continent.”