In the first of its Pan-Africa Profiles based on recent public-opinion surveys in 34 countries, Afrobarometer said Ghana scored the highest mark of 68% with regard to being able to meet most of the priorities its citizens want.
The respondents mentioned education (80%) and reliability of electricity supply (71%) among others as areas that the Ghana government is performing well in.
The new findings also mentioned good jobs and economic growth as the topmost priorities of Africans but added government performance in the various countries on these issues lags.
It noted that “decent work and economic growth” is Africans’ highest priority among the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but it is also an area where governments are performing particularly poorly.
The new report linked the “most important problems” identified by more than 45,800 Africans, as well as their assessments of their governments’ performance on these issues, to the goals of the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
Presenting the report in Accra on Monday, November 19, Afrobarometer Fieldwork Operations Manager for West, North and East Africa, Dr Edem Selormey named hunger, health, and peace, justice and strong institutions as other highly prioritised SDGs.