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Problems and Prospects of Millennium Development Goals in Ghana

Olusola Olasupo, S. R. Plaatjie
Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review | Vol 4, No 4 | a144 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/apsdpr.v4i4.144 | © 2016 Olusola Olasupo, S. R. Plaatjie | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 January 2017 | Published: 01 December 2016

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Olusola Olasupo, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
S. R. Plaatjie, University of South Africa, South Africa

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Ghana, like other developing nations, was not left behind in embracing the eight time-bound Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in September 2000. The millennium development goals aimed towards peace and good standards of living have been faced with series of problems in its attainment in Ghana. These problems have undermined the extent to which Ghana could achieve the MDGs. The study adopting qualitative research method shows that Ghana is faced with difficulty in achieving these eight millennium development goals in certain portions of the nation most especially in the rural communities due to lack of infrastructure. The study therefore recommends that Ghana should focus more on improving the standard of living of the rural dwellers by increasing the public services in the area.  The need for Ghana to focus more on solving these problems is strategic for a better result in this new era of Sustainable Development Goals.


Housing; Migration; Urbanization; Population Growth; Obstacles; Informal Settlements; Ekurhuleni Municipality; South Africa


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