South Sudan circulates new currency

by Jeremy Plimmer

South Sudan currency de la rue

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

 

The new country of South Sudan which seceded from the North part of the country on Saturday (9/July/11) is due to issue new currency next week according to reports. The new currency will replace one-for-one with the North Sudan Pound. The delivery of new currency, which has been printed by De La Rue will be shipped to Juba next Wednesday. Officials had said that it would take six months to replace the currency but clearly some agreement has been reached to achieve an early delivery. New notes are said to carry images of South Sudan’s war hero John Garang and one side and pastoral images of the new country on the obverse. Government salaries would be paid in the new currency at the end of the month (July) a Government spokesperson informed.

About Jeremy Plimmer

Jeremy Plimmer has 35 years of experience in the security related print and packaging industry working originally as sales development director for manufacturers of passports, high security print and labels and more recently as a consultant. He is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining, chairman of the West Midlands Packaging Society as well as vice chairman of the East Midlands Packaging Society.

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