A survey conducted by the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has said in general, a significant minority of Ghanaians are optimistic that in the next four years, the Akufo-Addo NPP-led government will perform “much better or better” in addressing public/social service delivery.
The reports said they are less optimistic about the government’s ability to reduce crime.
The survey added that Ghanaians are also less optimistic about the government’s ability to fight corruption, and ability to promote collaboration between the ruling and opposition parties.
It further revealed why the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lost several seats in the parliamentary elections to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
It attributed this to the nonperformance of MPs in the 7th parliament and also a bad campaign leading to the reduction in their number.
“Our respondents attribute the loss of seats by the NPP as a result of the NPPs MPs non-performance, the NPP’s bad campaign and the non-performance of their candidates.
“Our respondents attribute the gains the NDC made in the parliamentary elections as to the NPPs MPs non-performance, the NDC’s campaign and the performance of their candidates, and a way of punishing the NPP for nonperformance,” the survey said.
Prior to the elections last year, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had 106 seats in Parliament as against the 169 of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)
After the elections, both parties secure 137-137 seats each with one independent lawmaker.