Ghana suspends exterior financial debt resettlements pending organized restructuring of afflicted responsibilities


The federal government has introduced a suspension of all resettlements of exterior financial obligations pending an organized restructuring of the afflicted responsibilities.

A declaration outdated Monday, December 19, 2022, provided by the Ministry of Money mentioned that the suspension will consist of the resettlements of Eurobonds; industrial describe loans and the majority of Ghana's bilateral financial debt.


The suspension, inning accordance with the declaration will, nonetheless, not impact the resettlements of Ghana's multilateral financial debt, brand-new financial obligations (whether multilateral or else) contracted after December 19, 2022, or financial obligations connected to specific temporary profession centres.



"We are additionally assessing specific particular financial obligations connected to tasks with the highest possible socio-economic influence for Ghana which might need to be left out. This suspension is an interim emergency situation gauge pending future contracts with all pertinent creditors," components of the declaration review.


Listed below is a duplicate of the declaration


Accra, Monday, 19th December 2022… Ghana is today confronted with significant financial and economic situations and its assistant social obstacles. In 2020 and 2021, the covid-19 pandemic adversely affected our monetary and financial scenario. International threat hostility caused big resource outflows, a loss of exterior market accessibility and climbing residential obtaining expenses.



This year, 2022, the international financial stun generated by the Russian intrusion into Ukraine has additionally detrimentally afflicted our economic situation simply when it was starting to recuperate from the pandemic. The mix of damaging exterior shocks has subjected Ghana to a rise in inflation, a huge currency exchange rate devaluation and tension on the funding of the spending plan. These elements taken with each other have actually placed the sustainability of our financial debt in danger.

To resolve these placing obstacles, we introduced on Monday fifth of December an invitation to trade our residential financial debt. The information on this residential financial debt trade is established forth in a Trade Memorandum, offered at https://mofep.gov.gh/news-and-events/debt-operations. This residential financial debt procedure belongs to a much more detailed program to recover public financial debt sustainability. Provided the size of the financial and social situation that Ghana is faced with, this residential financial debt procedure will not suffice to shut down the big funding voids that Ghana encounters over the years to come. The Government's Financial debt Sustainability Evaluation (DSA) has shown that our public financial debt, both exterior and residential, is unsustainable.

We, for that reason, we officially asked for IMF support in July 2022. A Staff-Level Arrangement (SLA) has consequently been attained and introduced on 13th December on a funding program focused on bringing back macroeconomic security and financial debt sustainability and protecting economic security while shielding one of the most susceptible. This SLA landmark was attained in document time. It's with this same spirit that we, for that reason, anticipate creditors to additionally react expeditiously, to guarantee that the IMF-supported program is embraced by the IMF Board immediately in very early 2023.

In the interim, extra emergency situation procedures are needed to stop more degeneration in the financial, economic, and social scenarios in Ghana. As it stands, our funds, consisting of the Financial institution of Ghana's global books, are restricted and should be maintained at this essential juncture.

That's why we are introducing today a suspension of all financial debt solution resettlements under specific classifications of our exterior financial debt, pending an organized restructuring of the afflicted responsibilities.

This suspension will consist of the resettlements on our Eurobonds; our industrial describe loans and the majority of our bilateral financial debt. This suspension will not consist of the resettlements of our multilateral financial debt, brand-new financial obligations (whether multilateral or else) contracted after 19th December 2022 or financial obligations connected to specific short-term profession centres. We are additionally assessing specific particular financial obligations connected to tasks with the highest possible socio-economic influence for Ghana which might need to be left out. This suspension is an interim emergency situation gauge pending future contracts with all pertinent creditors.

The Federal government stands all set to take part in conversations with all its exterior creditors making Ghana's financial debt lasting via a reasonable, clear and detailed financial debt restructuring workout by global greatest techniques. The Ministry of Money will hold an investor discussion on a day to be introduced at a later phase.

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