The new GHc5 note unveiled by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) will go into circulation on Tuesday, March 7 as part of celebrations of its 60th anniversary.
Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s reporter Daniel Asuku who wa at the event said the new currency will be legal tender as well as a collector’s item and will be used alongside the existing GH₵5 note. However, it must be noted that the new note is also smaller than existing one.
Dr. Kwame Kwegyir Aggrey, an educationist and Ghanaian missionary has his photo embossed on the face of the new currency while the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Kwame Nkrumah is depicted on the other side.
The Head of Currency Management Edward Musey at the unveiling ceremony said: “Ghanaians have been waiting for this, and it will be in circulation on the market on Tuesday 7th march, to mark the celebration.’’
"The note will have additional security features, that are sensitive to touch to aid the blind and visually challenged in identifying the new notes.
“We took into consideration our physically and virtually challenged friends, and so there are some features on the notes that will help them,” he added.