1.9830195Presidential candidates for the 2016 elections will be paying Gh¢50, 000 as filing fee, the Electoral Commission has announced.

The 500 per cent increment was announced during an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting Thursday.

According to Starrfmonline.com sources, “majority of the parties protested the figure, but the EC said it can’t promise a reduction.”

Four years ago, presidential candidates paid Gh¢10, 000 as nomination fee.

Parliamentary candidates will also be paying Gh¢ 10,000 as against the Gh¢1,000 paid in the last elections. The new figure is a 1,000 per cent increment from the previous amount.

The Electoral Management Body has slated September 13 for both presidential and parliamentary candidates to pick nomination forms from the Electoral Commission. The forms are to be submitted between September 29 and 30, 2016.

Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Kent Mensah

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