SURVEY REVEALS HALF OF ZAMBIA’S POPULATION AGREES WITH UPND ECONOMIC DIRECTION
A new Afro-barometer survey has established that only about half of Zambia’s population approve of the country’s overall direction and the way the New Dawn Government is managing the economy.
Afro-barometer is a Pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues in more than 35 countries in Africa.
The survey on Zambia indicates that about half of citizens describe the country’s economic condition and their personal living conditions as bad, although the majority expect things to get better during the coming year.
The assessment further reveals that management of the economy and health top the list of problems that Zambians want government to address ahead of infrastructure, water supply and agriculture.
Meanwhile, the study also shows that very few Zambians say government is performing “fairly well” or “very well” on keeping prices stable, maintaining roads and bridges, narrowing income gaps, providing water and sanitation and improving basic health services.
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