The Electoral Commission on Monday, September 14, 2020, has introduced when it opens nominations for the presidential and parliamentary elections, presidential aspirants and candidates will have to cough out GH¢100,000 as submitting fees, when parliamentary candidates will spend GH¢10,000.
The chairperson of the Fee, Madam Jean Mensa at a press meeting in Accra outlined the course of action included in filing a nominations form for both of those presidential and parliamentary candidates.
The nominations are to be filed from Monday 5th to Friday 9th October 2020.
These submitting expenses are to be paid out in the banker’s draft.
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“This year’s nominations will be diverse from past nominations. As you are all informed, we are running in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the commission has released a amount of steps to lower human get hold of and human site visitors and its things to do and functions to a large extent. Our motivation to endorse and undertake a COVID-19 no cost election has largely educated and affected the changes we have designed to our functions and the nomination method is not still left out,”Jean Mensa stated.
The EC even more said that candidates can only accessibility the types by using unique passwords to be offered to Typical Secretaries of the different political functions.
The nomination types will be gained between 9:00 am and 12:00 midday and 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm each and every day through the stipulated times.
Meanwhile, Ghanaians and some politicians have been reacting to the GH¢100.000 filing cost for presidential candidates.
Deputy Common Secretary of the NDC Peter Boamah Otukornor advised Starr Information that the volume is fairly on the high and the EC will have to re-consider it.
“I never know the considering that went in the cost. I think it is the highest in latest periods and I believe the EC will have to just take a second appear at it. This is an assault on our democracy and there is no justification of this hundred percent increment from the very last a person,” he pointed out.
Kwesi Pratt Jnr talking on the submitting expenses disclosed that some politicians go for financial loans just to pay out for filing costs and strategies.
“There are some who go for commercial loans for submitting costs and campaigns. If he is not lucky and he loses then his environment will come to an finish,” he said on Accra-primarily based Peace FM.
“This filing price is far too a great deal…If we want corruption to escalate, let us keep on to do what we’re doing….,” Kwesi Pratt observed.