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Ghana ranked highest in SDGs

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A new Afro-barometer survey has ranked Ghana highest out of 34 other African countries where government is making significant in-roads in achieving indicators under the Sustainable Development Goals,SDGs.
The pan African research measures citizen’s attitudes on democracy, governance, economic conditions and other related issues on the continent.
Launched by the Centre for Democratic Development ,CDD, in Accra ,the report which assessed government’s performance in tackling the topmost problems facing citizens’s in line with realising the SDGs, scored Ghana an overall performance rate of 58 percent.
It cited Ghana’s education and energy sectors as the highest performing sectors where citizens felt government had done extensively good work in providing quality education and reliable supply of electricity as stipulated in SDG 4 and 7.
It found,however that successive government, still lagged behind in creating jobs for the people though about 66 percent of respondents believed management of the economy had a positive outlook.In the case of reducing inequalities.
The research found that the country performed abysmally with aq score of 37 percent in narrowing the gap between the poor and rich in society contrary to SDG 10.

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