I wish to welcome you our distinguished guests to Ghana. Ghana is a beacon of democracy, an interactive investment destination, and a country with a welcoming and genuinely hospitable environment. As we say in one of our local dialects “Akwaaba”, which means “welcome”.
It is a distinct honor to be invited to give an open remarks and it is also a privilege for Ghana to be hosting the IMF’s International Seminar for Tax Policy and Administration for its Topical Trust Fund (TPA-TTF) beneficiary countries. Distinguished Ladies and gentlemen, permit me to thank the organizers , the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF for creating the platform for continuous dialogue in this important area of fiscal management.
The issuance calendar for the first half of 2016 was developed in line with the MTDS that specifies the aggregate amounts to be raised by instrument in the period.
Note that for the month of June 2016, Government plans to issue an amount of GHȼ3,970.00 million to rollover a forecast maturities of GH¢3,816.76 million, with the remaining amount of GH¢153.24 million being a fresh issuance to meet Government’s financing requirements.