Ghana can make all the noise as the first country to gain independence in Sub-Sahara Africa but we are not near the kind of respect we want to be accorded globally just comparing Ghana to Rwanda. One can describe Ghana as early arrivals who are late in all aspects of growth, development, and public sector systems.
Let the truth be told, Rwanda is a better economy with an excellent public sector management system than Ghana.
In Rwanda the following and more are visible
2. In Rwanda, there are no sellers on the streets and everything is in order.
3. In Rwanda, rent is so controlled and accommodation is easy.
4. They’ve more ambulances than Ghana and Ambulances are even placed in farms
The reasons why Rwanda is a better economy and public sector management system than Ghana:
- Rwanda has a more efficient and transparent public sector. The government of Rwanda has implemented a number of reforms to improve the efficiency and transparency of its public sector, such as the use of electronic systems for procurement and financial management. This has led to a reduction in corruption and improved service delivery.
- Rwanda has a more stable political environment. Rwanda has been relatively stable politically since the end of the genocide in 1994. This has created a more conducive environment for investment and economic growth.
- Rwanda has a more business-friendly environment. The government of Rwanda has made it easier for businesses to operate in the country by reducing taxes and regulations. This has attracted foreign investment and helped to create jobs.
- Rwanda has a more educated workforce. Rwanda has made education a priority, and the literacy rate is now over 90%. This has helped to create a more skilled workforce, which is essential for economic development.
- Rwanda has a more developed infrastructure. The government of Rwanda has invested heavily in infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and power plants. This has improved the connectivity of the country and made it easier to do business.
In contrast, Ghana has a number of challenges that are holding back its economy and public sector management system. These challenges include:
- Corruption: Corruption is a major problem in Ghana, and it is estimated to cost the country billions of dollars each year. This corruption undermines the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector.
- Unfavorable business environment: Ghana has a relatively unfavorable business environment, with high taxes and regulations. This makes it difficult for businesses to operate in the country.
- Uneducated workforce: The literacy rate in Ghana is still relatively low, and this limits the skills of the workforce.
- Poor infrastructure: Ghana’s infrastructure is underdeveloped, and this makes it difficult to transport goods and people around the country. One hour of rain is enough to show you another side of Ghana that the country does not want you to see.
The comparison between Rwanda and Ghana highlights the importance of good governance and sound economic policies for economic development.
Rwanda has made significant progress in these areas, and this has helped to make it one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa.
Ghana still has a long way to go, but it is making some progress. If Ghana can address its challenges, it has the potential to achieve similar levels of economic development.