• Short Summary

    THERE WAS A HEALTHY RUSH ON GHANA'S BANKS ON MONDAY WHEN THEY BEGAN TO ISSUE THE COUNTRY'S NEW DECIMAL CURRENCY.

  • Description

    THERE WAS A HEALTHY RUSH ON GHANA'S BANKS ON MONDAY WHEN THEY BEGAN TO ISSUE THE COUNTRY'S NEW DECIMAL CURRENCY. EXTRA POLICE WERE ON DUTY TO CONTROL LONG QUEUES AND NEWSPAPERS WARNED AGAINST CROOKS TRYING TO CASH IN ON THE NEW CURRENCY.

    ALL BANKS IN GHANA CLOSED ON THURSDAY SO THAT ARRANGEMENTS COULD BE COMPLETED FOR THE CHANGEOVER, AFTER MORE THAN 100 YEARS, FROM POUNDS, SHILLINGS AND PENCE TO THE NEW CURRENCY WITH ITS AFRICAN NAMES -- PESEWAS AND CEDIS. THERE ARE 100 PESEWAS TO ONE CEDI, WHICH IS WORTH EIGHT SHILLINGS AND FOURPENCE.

    MEMBERS OF YOUTH ORGANISATIONS, SCHOOLED IN THE NEW CURRENCY, WERE ON DUTY HELPING THE ILLITERATE WITH THEIR CONVERSION PROBLEMS. BUT THE "MARKET MAMMIES" OF ACCRA HAD NO DIFFICULTIES WITH THE NEW NOTES AND COINAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAADYVKNTHSG5B6HOUCY03XB4DK
    Media URN:
    VLVAADYVKNTHSG5B6HOUCY03XB4DK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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