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We Increased Filing Fees To Match Cedi Value – EC Clarifies



The Electoral Commission of Ghana has explained its reason for the 100% increment in Presidential filing fee for the 2020 elections.

Speaking on Citi News, Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Bossman Eric Asare noted that the increment is in line with the value of the cedi.

“In each particular year, it is important you look at the value of GHS50,000 in 2016, then compare it to GHS50,000 in 2020 then you will notice that the Commission has not increased it much. And even when you look at the [filing fee for] parliamentary [aspirants], the GHS10,000, you will realise that the Commission has reduced the price because we all know that GHS10,000 in 2016, is not the same as GHS10,000 in 2020. The Commission is doing this to promote multiparty democracy.”

Meanwhile candidates have been given up to October 5-9, 2020 to present their nomination forms.


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