Election costs are rising, not often because of corruption, but because of genuine expenditures – Mac Manu

By Majesty 1 Min Read

Mr Peter Mac Manu, a former Chairman Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stated that the increased expense of conducting elections in Ghana is not always attributable to corruption.

He claimed that true electoral spending on party-organized externally and internally elections has increased.

In order to change the narrative, he believes there should be a time limit on campaigning during election season, among other things.

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Mr. Mac Manu was speaking on the sidelines of a seminar on political party finance hosted by the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) on Wednesday, February 2.

“It cost of having an election is increasing, just always because of bribery, but just because genuine expenditures are rising as well,” he added.

“Some of the suggestions we made limiting the duration for campaigning, then the institutional structure, the amount of money that candidates must pay internally in our own primaries, and then externally at the national level to the election commission are all decisions that have been taken since time immemorial.

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