YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SHISELWENI HATE IT HERE. THEY THINK COUNTRY IS HEADED FOR THE DOGS, STUDY FINDS
If you are young person from Shiselweni between the ages of 26 and 35 then you hate it here and think we are headed in the wrong direction.
This is at least according to a study conducted by Good Governance Africa which looked at an array of socio-economic indicators to evaluate where the country stood in relation to good governance and socio economic satisfaction. The report found that 86.9 percent of people from Shiselweni were not happy with the direction of this country followed by 86.7 percent from Lubombo as the more despondent section of our people. In Manzini 84.1
percent of people felt the country was headed for the dogs while 79.4 percent of those from Hhohho shared the same sentiment. Among those interviewed, young people between the ages of 26 and 35 years were the more pessimistic about the future of the Kingdom.
Even more interesting is that judged over time, there has been an exponential growth of people who feel the country is headed the wrong way. 10 years ago, only 45.9 percent of Swazis were pessimistic about the future of the country. This means most of the country felt we were doing just fine. By 2018 the percent of those pessimistic had gotten even lower at just 42.2 percent only for the figures to take an exponential growth in the ensuing years.
By 2021, during the height of the political upheavals in the country, as much as 61.7 percent of Swazis had changed their views about their satisfaction with the direction of the country. This year as much as 83.6 percent of Swazi feels eSwatini is a doomed cause. In 2013 only 45.8 percent of Swazis saw the solution as democracy and today that figure has risen to 55.4.
Read more on the report by clicking this link: https://gga.org/eswatini-in-2023-a-data-overview/