REFILE-Ghana says received keen Asian interest in its sovereign debt

(Correct typo in first instance of finance minister's name)

* Government plans to issue up to $2 bln in H1

* Ghana also considering green bond sale

ACCRA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Ghana plans to issue a sixth Eurobond of up to $2 billion by June and has received keen interest from Asian investors, finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta said on Tuesday.

Ghanaian officials last week met investors in Singapore and Hong Kong to seek favorable terms for the bond, originally envisaged at $1 billion in the 2018 budget.

The government is also considering a green bond sale, Ofori-Atta said, but did not give details.

Ghana's 2018 Eurobond sale comes amid market uncertainty fueled by the likelihood of a U.S. Federal Reserve hike that could render sub-Saharan African debt unattractive.

"We are going to issue anywhere from $1 bln to $2 bln of our sovereign paper and we found some people who are excited about that," Ofori-Atta said on local FM radio.

"We also are a lot more positive about issuing a green bond and we got some keen interests for that," he said. Previously debt was sold mainly to investors in Europe and the United States.

Ghana, which exports cocoa, gold and oil is in its final year of a $918 million credit deal with the International Monetary Fund under which it is aiming to reduce the budget deficit, inflation and public debt, which hit 68 percent of GDP last year. (Reporting by Kwasi Kpodo; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)