Ghana’s debt to China is said to be around US$3.5 billion
Ghana has been ranked as one of the countries on the African continent that is heavily indebted to Asian superpower, China.
China over the past few years has established itself as one of the world’s economic superpowers and as such the Asian country has become one of the biggest lenders to the world’s poorest continent, Africa.
Whiles Chinese support to Africa has helped some countries on the continent pursue various forms of development, it has also riddled several nations on the continent in debt.
According to Africa Facts Zone, Ghana ranks 9th as the African country holding the largest Chinese debt. It estimates that Ghana owes China about US$3.4 billion.
The first ten highest Chinese debt holders from highest to least has Angola placing first with US$25 billion.
This is followed by Ethiopia ($13.5 billion), Kenya (US$8 billion), Congo (US$7.3 billion), Sudan ($6.4 billion) and Zambia (US$6 billion).
The remaining are Cameroon (US$5.5 billion), Nigeria ($4.8 billion), Ghana (US$3.5 billion) and DR Congo (US$3.4 billion).
See the list below:
African countries with the largest Chinese debt.
- Angola ($25 billion)
- Ethiopia ($13.5 billion)
- Kenya ($8 billion)
- Congo ($7.3 billion)
- Sudan ($6.4 billion)
- Zambia ($6 billion)
- Cameroon ($5.5 billion)
- Nigeria ($4.8 billion)
9 Ghana ($3.5 billion)
- DR Congo ($3.4 billion).