Poverty rate dips – GSS

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By Lorlornyofm September 7, 2018 14:38

Poverty rate dips – GSS

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has disclosed that the poverty rate in Ghana has declined from 24.2 percent in 2012/2013 to 23.8 percent in 2016/2017.

The decline could be attributed to government policies and interventions that have impacted positively among certain groups and geographic locations in the country.

This came to light at the launch of the Poverty Profile in Ghana between 2005 and 2017 in Accra on Friday, 7 September 2018.

Acting Government Statistician Baah Wadieh said: “The incidence of poverty has reduced marginally compared to the figure we had in 2012/2013”.

He admitted that the reduction is minimal and further explained that there were issues of increased inequality in the distribution of the country’s wealth.

He added that there has been “an improvement in living standards” and highlighted that there are disparities in the improvement with “some areas having their situation unchanged while others either improved or declined”.

Northern Region recorded the highest region of poverty whiles the Greater Accra Region recorded the lowest.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

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By Lorlornyofm September 7, 2018 14:38
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