EC Reports $19 Million Savings for Ghana in 2020 Elections

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EC reports $19 million savings for Ghana in 2020 elections. Learn more about the cost-effective measures implemented for the electoral process.

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has declared a notable milestone in its procurement process, leading to significant cost reductions in election expenses. As per the commission’s report, the cost per voter decreased from $13 in 2016 to $7 in 2020, resulting in a substantial national saving of $19 million. In a press release on May 6, EC Chairperson Jean Mensa emphasized the commission’s commitment to improving efficiency and transparency in recent years.Since 2020, the EC has adopted an open competitive bidding process for its procurements, with about 95% of these procurements advertised in local newspapers.

Jean Mensa noted that this approach has ensured value for money in services and materials, while also fostering significant competition, leading to a substantial reduction in procurement costs. With around 95% of their procurement advertised in local newspapers, the commission can obtain competitive prices for their materials and services.

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This competition has drastically reduced the prices at which they procure materials. As a result, the commission managed to decrease the cost of elections from $13 per head in 2016 to $7.7 per head in 2020, saving the nation a substantial $19 million.


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