SSA policymakers vent anger at ‘ridiculous fight’ over debt relief

By Phil Thornton
10 Sep 2020

There is growing concern among African policymakers that indebted low income countries face growing risks of downgrades and even default because of a lack of coordinated support from public and private institutions.

Ken Ofori-Atta, Ghana’s finance minister, said there was little sign of private sector participation in the debt service suspension initiative (DSSI), which the G20 launched with the aim of providing $20bn of relief.

So far, 41 of 73 eligible countries have applied and around $5.3bn of payments have ...

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