Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:43 GMT
img

Malawi government to introduce K5,000 banknote

(MENAFN - The Maravi Post) By Out reporter Malawi Government says it plans to introduce a K5,000 banknote, a development it says will lift the burden of people carrying large quantities of banknotes when buying a single item. Minister of Finance Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe, revealed this in an interview in Capital Hill in Lilongwe on Monday. Normally […]" /> img.wp-smiley, img.emoji { display: inline !important; border: none !important; box-shadow: none !important; height: 1em !important; width: 1em !important; margin: 0 .07em !important; vertical-align: -0.1em !important; background: none !important; padding: 0 !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner { width: 100% !important; height: auto !important; border: 1px solid #b5b5b5 !important; padding: 18px 0px !important; background-color: #ffffff !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner form { margin: 0 20px !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner h5 { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-weight: bold !important; color: #000000 !important; font-size: 16px !important; text-align: center !important; margin: 0 0 10px !important; padding: 0 !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscription_form_field { margin: 5px 0 !important; width: 100% !important; display: inline-flex; display: -webkit-inline-flex; } .sfsi_plus_subscription_form_field input { width: 100% !important; padding: 10px 0px !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email] { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email]::-webkit-input-placeholder { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email]:-moz-placeholder { /* Firefox 18- */ font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email]::-moz-placeholder { /* Firefox 19+ */ font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email]:-ms-input-placeholder { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=submit] { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-weight: bold !important; color: #000000 !important; font-size: 16px !important; text-align: center !important; background-color: #dedede !important; } /* Body color changing option */ body { background: ; } /* Global Color Scheme */ /* Post Title Color */ .posttitle h2 a, #title h3 a, #title h3 { color: ; } /* Content Color */ .cotent-text, .posttextcontent p, #content p, body, .zc a, #thearchivelist a { color: ; } /*Block #3*/ .featured-category-title a{ color: ; } .slider-title{ background-color: ; } .section-two-cat-title a{ color: ; } .section1-category a{ color: ; } .section2-category a{ color: ; } .section3-category a{ color: ; } .section4-category a{ color: ; } /* Heading Color */ { color: ; } /* H1 to h6*/ h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { color: ; } /* Sidebar Title Color */ .sidebar-widget-title span{ color: #dd3333; } /* Block colors */ .block-1 .category-title {border-color: #00c13a; } .block-1 .cat-block-meta a {color: #00c13a; } .block-2 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-2 .cat-block-meta a {color: ; } .block-3 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-3 .cat-block-meta a {color: ; } .block-4 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-5 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-6 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-7 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-8 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-9 .category-title {border-color: ; } .si_captcha_small { width:175px; height:45px; padding-top:10px; padding-bottom:10px; } .si_captcha_large { width:250px; height:60px; padding-top:10px; padding-bottom:10px; } img#si_image_com { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_reg { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_log { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_side_login { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_checkout { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_jetpack { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_bbpress_topic { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } .si_captcha_refresh { border-style:none; margin:0; vertical-align:bottom; } div#si_captcha_input { display:block; padding-top:15px; padding-bottom:5px; } label#si_captcha_code_label { margin:0; } input#si_captcha_code_input { width:65px; } p#si_captcha_code_p { clear: left; padding-top:10px; } .si-captcha-jetpack-error { color:#DC3232; }

  • Malawi government to introduce K5,000 banknote Malawi government to introduce K5,000 banknote By / Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017 07:11PM / / Tags: / 10 views

    By Out reporter

    Malawi Government says it plans to introduce a K5,000 banknote, a development it says will lift the burden of people carrying large quantities of banknotes when buying a single item.

    Minister of Finance Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe, revealed this in an interview in Capital Hill in Lilongwe on Monday.

    Normally when a bigger banknote is introduced, people normally associate the development with increase of prices of goods to follow, however, the Minister informed the public that this is not true.

    'It's very true that the Ministry of Finance is pushing for the production of K5,000 bank notes soon.

    'It costs eight million dollars (about K5.8 billion), for ordering the new bank notes. It is a lie that when we come up with this new bank note, then we will have prices of goods on the market increasing,' Gondwe said.

    He further explained that Malawi is one of the few countries in the SADC Region with the smallest banknote denomination, giving an example of neighboring Tanzania, which he said has a 10,000-shilling banknote while beyond SADC the banknote for Uganda is even higher.

    'If we continue in the situation we are in now, without coming up with a higher banknote, then we [will] continue losing a lot of billions for replacement of the denominations.

    'It is also laborious to carry a huge bag with money, just to buy one item, but with this new note, it will become simpler,' he said.

    According to the Minister, even the replacement of old banknotes costs a lot of money, let alone when you need to replace a lot of old but smaller banknotes.

    In speaking about the introduction of the new bank note, the Minister was reacting to rumours from certain quarters about government's impending introduction of the K5,000 banknote into circulation.

    Presently, the biggest banknote in circulation is K2,000.

    MENAFN0711201701610000ID1096055348


    Malawi government to introduce K5,000 banknote

      Most popular stories  

    Day | Week | Month