The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) generated an amount of GH¢37,300.00 from marriages which were registered and celebrated in the Metropolis last year.
An amount of GH¢31,000 was realized from the registration of 620 normal marriages which went through 21-day public notices while GH¢6,300.00 was made from 48 special marriages which took less than the 21-day public notice.
According to Principal Executive Office in charge of Marriage Registry at the CCMA, Mr. Edward Steele-Dadzie, the Assembly reviewed upwards its registration fee from GH¢30.00 for normal marriage registration to GH¢50.00 while special marriage process went for between GH¢100.00 and GH¢150.00.
Mr. Steele-Dadzie said a total of 668 marriages were registered and celebrated at the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) last year as against 677 the previous year.
He attributed the reduction in the number of marriage registration in the Metropolis to economic hardships stressing that some people only visited his outfit to make inquiries while others keep postponing their registration.