‘New’ Cedi Notes Reports False

Government is not planning to introduce any new cedi denominations as has been rumoured on Facebook and Whatsapp recently.

Holison Adiku, a graphic and web design student of IPMC, who designed the notes, told the media in Accra that the images of some three cedi denominations that circulated on social media were part of his school project.

It would be recalled that the Bank of Ghana (BoG) over the weekend cleared the air on the issue, urging the public to disregard the rumour.

Adiku said the art works formed part of his school project.

After completing his training in 2012, he currently works as a professional photographer since he developed a passion for that.

He told myjoyonline.com on Tuesday that his designs were adjudged the best in his class.

Commenting on how the art works made their way onto the social media, he said, ‘Last Thursday, I did a ‘Throw Back Thursday’, since people now know me as a photographer and no more a graphic designer and posted the works with the following hashtags: #Tbt #Ipmc #Project #work #2011.’

‘I even posted them on my business page,’ he told ghanabusinessnews.com.

The photos were widely shared on Facebook with suggestions that the government was printing new cedi notes in GH¢30, GH¢100 and GH¢200 denominations.

Meanwhile, Esi Hammond, a Public Relations officer of the Bank of Ghana has explained that the Central Bank has not printed any notes.

Adiku said he was initially scared he would be invited by the police over the designs, but a friend convinced him he had done nothing wrong.

He told myjoyonline.com it was regrettable that the designs of the imaginary cedi denominations took a political twist following their circulation on the social media platforms.

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