Government scores poor marks on economic management

Governance
Macroeconomics and markets

Ghana’s government performed poorly on the economic management scorecard of most citizens, according to the findings of a new Afrobarometer survey.

The latest Afrobarometer findings reveal that Ghanaians want the government to give top priority to managing the economy – a shift in policy priorities from 2005, 2008, and 2012 Afrobarometer surveys, in which unemployment was the leading policy priority of most Ghanaians.

The negative evaluations of government economic performance also found expression in a finding that a majority of Ghanaians believe the country is moving in the "wrong direction."

These findings are significant in light of recent public discussions on the economy’s unstable trajectory, with months of exchange-rate depreciation and rising inflation.

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