Government to pay bondholders coupon arrears on June 30

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On Friday, June 30, it is anticipated that the Individual Bondholders Forum (IBF) and the Individual Bondholders Association of Ghana (IBHAG) will get their coupons.

This is as a result of the government’s recent pledge to finish paying coupons that have been in arrears for a while.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on May 16 by the Ministry of Finance, the Individual Bondholders Forum (IBF), and the Individual Bondholders Association of Ghana (IBHAG). This agreement gave rise to the commitment.

“Accordingly, to address this issue, the parties pursuant to the outcome of the engagements referred to in recital (A) above record, the understanding reached by them as follows:

The Government will complete payment of coupons in arrears, as at 31 May 2023, by 30 June 2023.

The Government undertakes to pay promptly all coupons that fall due from 1st June 2023, reprofile maturing bonds as and when they fall due into T-Bills at prevailing interest rates

Distribute the outstanding maturing bonds in the proportion of 35% for 91-Day, 35% for 182- Day, and 30% for 364-Day treasury bills.

“The migration of the outstanding maturing bonds into Treasury Bills will be issued using the current mode of issuance mechanics of the Government securities. For the avoidance of doubt, there will be no distinction between the reprofiled Treasury Bills, and the regular Treasury Bills issued by the Government” the statement added.

“That Government and the CIBG work together in the spirit of mutual understanding to resolve all outstanding issues to meet the immediate cash needs of individuals who did not partake in the DDE programme; give certainty of payments, and efforts toward the restoration of macroeconomic stability and economic recovery” portion of the MoU stated.

Read the MoU below for details:

Source:Ghanatodayonline.com

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