Ghana gets new banknote

BUSINESS

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Ghana gets new banknote

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

The new acting governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. H.A.K Wampah, has introduced an upgraded GH¢50 denomination to ensure that banknote security is not compromised and to maintain integrity by avoiding a general loss of confidence in the denomination.

The upgraded GH¢50 Banknote has a more secure and technologically advanced public recognition feature called ‘’Spark’’, together with other features. The Spark is in the form of a green cocoa pod located towards the bottom right hand corner of the banknote.  When tilted the cocoa pod changes colour progressively from green to blue and back to green. A beam of light rolls on the cocoa pod.  It would be observe that the Spark replaces the hologram on the old GH¢50 denomination.

 In a speech to officially launch the note, Dr Wampah disclosed that the upgraded GH¢50 banknotes will be in circulation in the country and can be obtained from your bankers upon request. He said the old banknote will run concurrently with the upgraded banknote and will be accepted as legal tender for the payment of goods and services until 30th September, 2012.  Thereafter the old GH¢50 denomination can only be exchanged at the Bank of Ghana or any bank in Ghana.

The new governor then advised the General Public to familiarize themselves with the new features on the upgraded GH¢50 denomination and entreats them to endeavor to keep all the banknotes clean to maintain currency durability and integrity.

In July this year, the Bank of Ghana announced to the  General Public the Bank’s decision to introduce an upgraded GH¢50 denomination to ensure that banknote security is not compromised and to maintain integrity by avoiding a general loss of confidence in the denomination. On the same date, the Bank unveiled the educational materials on the upgraded banknote in the form of posters and flyers to launch the publicity campaign.  This has since been complemented with other multimedia advertisements.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE BUSINESS NEWS

Investor networks to work towards pan-African Business Angel Network

Investor networks from across Africa attending last week’s DEMO Africa event in Lagos, Nigeria agreed to investigate how to form a pan-African Business Angel Network focused on early stage SME investing on the continent. Read More

Uche Ofodile joins Tigo as CEO in DRC

Former Chief Marketing Officer for Vodafone Ghana, Uche Ofodile has joined the Millicom Group as the Chief Executive Officer for Tigo DRC.  Read More

MTN Business partners with City Lodge Hotel Group

MTN and City Lodge Hotel Group have announced a partnership to improve connectivity and telecommunications services across more than 50 hotels in SA and Botswana. Read More

Dimension Data announces Wirelessco

Dimension Data MEA is to launch a new company, WirelessCo, which will build and operate an open access carrier-grade WiFi network.   Read More

UBA, ATI collaborate to boost regional and international trade

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has entered into a partnership with the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) to ease the flow of credit to clients engaging in regional and international trade. Read More

3rd Startup Knight competition to take place in SA

Byte Orbit has launched the third edition of its annual Startup Knight competition, which the company says aims to empower aspiring tech entrepreneurs in South Africa and offers the winner ZAR250,000 (US$22,000) in prizes.   Read More

Global smartphone shipments to reach 1.2bn this year

The number of smartphone shipments will approach 1.2bn this year, an increase of 19% from 985m in 2013, says a new report. Read More

ITC urges governments to increase public procurement from women vendors

The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched an initiative to increase the number public procurement contracts being awarded to women-owned businesses. Currently only an estimated 1% of public-procurement contracts globally are awarded to WOBs or women entrepreneurs.    Read More

Orange launches start-up accelerator programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast” and “Fab Israel”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  Read More

Safaricom shareholders agree yuMobile buyout

Shareholders of Kenya’s leading telecom Safaricom voted in favour of the company’s acquisition of the network, IT and infrastructure of smaller rival yuMobile at the firm’s annual general meeting (AGM), meaning the deal now only requires regulatory approval to proceed. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

IN DEPTH

iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTsiProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

An innovation dubbed iProcure is already being used by several agro input firms which are now relying on it to distribute their products to farmers. 

COMPANY NEWS

VMware announces VMware Workstation 11 and VMware Player 7 Pro

VMware Workstation 11 marks 15 years of innovation with Windows 10 Tech Preview readiness, state of the art performance and cloud connectivity.

Schneider Electric signs exclusive off-grid solar distribution agreement with Zimbabwean firm

Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Samansco, a Zimbabwean renewable energy, back-up power and appropriate technology company.

SAP Innovation Helps The Global Fund Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.