Most Ghanaians are dissatisfied with government’s delivery of public services such as electricity, healthcare, education, water and sanitation, and road maintenance, the latest Afrobarometer survey findings show. The public’s negative assessments have increased significantly over time.
Should the government decide to increase its expenditures, Ghanaians’ top priorities for additional investment would be education and health. However, they appear divided over whether they’re willing to pay higher taxes or user fees in exchange for increased government expenditures on public healthcare.
The Afrobarometer findings on public service delivery are being released as the load-shedding exercise in the electricity sector worsens and the country comes out of the recent cholera outbreak in the midst of government's frantic efforts to protect the country from the deadly ebola epidemic.