Namibia’s independence commemorative Namibia dollar note will be available to the public as from Friday, the central bank announced Wednesday.
The commemorative banknote was launched on March 21, in celebration of the country’s 30th independence anniversary.
“The public is also hereby informed that the commemorative banknote will only be issued at the tills, inside all commercial bank’s branches and not at the Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs),” Bank of Namibia, Deputy Director of Corporate Communications, Kazembire Zemburuka said.
Zemburuka said to obtain the banknote from commercial banks, one will have to exchange an equivalent amount of the current family of banknotes or coins, for the banknote.
“The commemorative banknote together with the current family of banknotes will be used at the same time, and all banknotes are to be accepted as legal tender in the payment of goods and services in Namibia,” he added.
Meanwhile, since the launch of the note, the central bank has conducted public education via print, broadcast, and social media, detailing characteristics and security features of the banknote.
“The note is printed on a smooth, secure, and durable material known as polymer that bears state of the art security features. Polymer notes provide enhanced counterfeit resilience features,” Zemburuka added. Enditem