Bank of Ghana to issue new GH¢5 notes with new features in March...

The Bank of Ghana will issue brand new Five-Cedi denominations with new features in March this year, according to the Second Deputy Governor, Dr. Johnson Asiama.

“The note 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,” he said at the 4th Edition of the AB & David Crystal Ball Africa 2017 in Accra.

According to Dr. Asiama, the issuance of the new GH¢5 notes which is to climax Bank of Ghana’s 60th anniversary in August 2017, will be legal tender as well as a collector’s item.

“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.”