Home Politics Mahama Gov’t managed Ghana’s personal debt better – Seth Terkper

Mahama Gov’t managed Ghana’s personal debt better – Seth Terkper


In accordance to him, the Akufo-Addo govt has executed improperly when it arrives to the payment of debts.

He explained some mechanisms these as the Sinking Fund, Infrastructure Fund and other mitigating measures for credit card debt payment place in spot by the erstwhile government are not remaining utilized proficiently by the present administration.

Previous Finance Minister, Seth Terkper

“Up right until 2013, we [government] were being borrowing far more than we had been spending down. That we [NDC] turned this close to concerning 2013 and 2014 and the level at which we have been borrowing, offering the Sinking Fund, using off the initial sovereign bond, working with the Sinking Fund to also help domestic bonds and many others, we started off to see the price of borrowing heading down. Which meant that we have observed a mechanism, not for all debts but for our bonds [foreign and domestic] to be paid out down,” Mr. Terpker claimed, as quoted by Classfmonline.

“The personal debt inventory which was berated at the conclude of 2016 and the fact that the price of borrowing was likely downward was disregarded, that financial debt inventory has turn out to be decrease than the financial debt inventory at the conclude of 2018.”

The former Finance Minister stated the Mahama administration managed financial debt payments with minimal assets yet with the abundance of resources at the disposal of the Akufo-Addo federal government, personal debt management strategies have been weak.

He reported each and every authorities borrows, but “when you borrow, you need to pay, which explained the [introduction of] Sinking Resources.”

“This is going on with three oil fields, as towards one particular oil field. We [NDC] did this with one particular oil area, now we have three oil fields, output has almost tripled and crude oil selling prices which were in the tanks all over $40-$42 at the time we were leaving workplace are now at about $63-$64 and shot up to about $86 very last calendar year. So, the question is, why are we not working with these mechanisms to decrease the personal debt?” he included.

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