The Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Johnson Asiama has revealed the bank will introduce new banknotes in five-cedi denominations in March.
According to him, the new notes will have new durable security features which can be easily identified by the public as well as introduce other internationally acceptable security features which are sensitive to touch to aid the blind and visually challenged in identifying the banknotes.
Speaking at the 4th edition of the AB & David Crystal Ball Africa 2017 in Accra, the deputy governor added that the new banknote will be legal tender as well as a collector’s item.
He opined that the decision to issue a new banknote is to climax Bank of Ghana’s 60th anniversary in August 2017.
“You will recall [that] nearly a decade ago, the Bank of Ghana celebrated its golden jubilee with currency exhibitions and road shows across the country. Once again, on the 4th of March 2017, we shall be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Central Banking in Ghana.”