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Government’s Issuance Calendar For June To August,2021

Source: Ministry of Finance

Government publishes herewith, the Issuance Calendar for the period June to August, 2021 as part of its efforts to improve market transparency in the issuance of Government securities. The Calendar is developed based on the Net Domestic Financing provided in the 2021 Budget Statement and the Medium Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS) for 2021-2024.

It depicts securities that are intended to be issued in respect of Government’s Public Sector Borrowing Requirements for the period June to August, 2021.

In addition, the Calendar takes into consideration Government’s liability management programme, market developments (both domestic and international) and the Treasury & Debt Management objective of lengthening the maturity profile of the public debt.

Based on the above and on current market conditions, Table 1 provides a summary of the gross borrowing requirement for the period June to August, 2021. The amounts stated in the Calendar are indicative, to guide the market and may be revised when transaction adverts are published.

For the period in question, Government plans to issue a gross amount of GH¢21,960.00 million, of which GHȼ19,864.43 million is to rollover maturities. The remaining GH¢2,095.57 million is fresh issuance to meet Government’s financing requirements.

Per this calendar, Government aims to build benchmark bonds through the issuance of the instruments as follows:

the 91-day and 182-day will be issued weekly;

the 364-day bill will be issued bi-weekly also through the primary auction with settlement being the transaction date plus one working day;

securities of 2-year up to 10-year will be issued through the book-building method; and

consistent with the MTDS, Government may announce tap-ins/reopening of other existing instruments depending on market conditions.

Government intends to update the Issuance Calendar on a monthly rolling basis, to reflect a full quarter financing programme.

Government assures all stakeholders and the general public that it continues to strive for greater predictability and transparency in the domestic bond market.

Stephen Ansah

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