‘Five toea still legal tender’


BANK of PNG Governor Loi Bakani says the five toea coin is still legal tender.
“The five toea is a legal tender. It should not be exchanged for other goods especially from stores, especially when they want to give you a lolly in place of the five toea. All of us, the customers, should get our value for money,” Bakani said.
“We put in money to buy something. We should get money in return as a change, not forced into getting something other than five toea.
“It’s very difficult. Unless the customers come and tell us and identify which shop, then we can take action on that particular shop for denying that particular customer a change of five toea.”

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