Legal tender

Bakani: Five toea is still legal tender

Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, Loi Bakani clarified this today, saying lollies or anything else must not be given in place of a 5 toea when issuing change.

Governor Bakani said customers can inform the bank of any service provider short-changing them or refusing to give 5 toea as change, and they can be dealt with.

“There is an adequate supply of 5 toea coins in the banks, and even here at the Bank of PNG, that service providers or retail shop owners can get, so there is no reason for short-changing customers with 5 toeas,” Governor Bakani said.

Bakani warns against paper banknotes

“The public is reminded again that banknotes (K2, K5, K10, K20, K50 and K100) made from paper ceased to be legal tender on 30th June 2012. Any paper banknotes do not have value anymore, and should not be accepted and used,” BPNG Governor Loi Bakani said.

“The Bank is aware that there are paper notes in the hands of some people attempting to exchange them for polymer banknotes.