Gov’t clears arrears owed individual bondholders

Government has announced that it has successfully settled all outstanding arrears owed to individual bondholders.

The Finance Ministry released a statement on Monday July 10, 2023 confirming the payment of all coupons and principals due up to June 19, as well as sending out instructions for the payment of coupons until July 10, 2023.

The government also reiterated its commitment to maintaining continuous and constructive engagement with the Coalition of Individual Bondholders Groups (CIBG) and implementing the terms outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The CIBG, comprised of the Ghana Individual Bondholders Forum and the Individual Bondholders Association of Ghana, had threatened to stage a protest at the Finance Ministry to demand payment of their outstanding principals and coupons after the government failed to honor the agreed payment plan.

However, the government has now fulfilled its commitment and paid all arrears on coupons for bonds maturing by May 31, 2023, as well as coupons falling due from June 1, 2023.

The Finance Ministry expressed gratitude to all bondholders for their unwavering support during this challenging period of low liquidity.

The government has expressed confidence that by working alongside all stakeholders, they will be able to restore macroeconomic stability, achieve inclusive economic growth, and transform the country.

“The Ministry of Finance takes this opportunity to thank all bondholders for their continuous support during this period of tight liquidity.

Government is confident that in working with all stakeholders, we shall restore macroeconomic stability, achieve inclusive economic growth, and transform the Republic”, the statement stated.

This latest development brings relief to individual bondholders who can now have confidence in the government’s commitment to fulfilling its financial obligations

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