Delay recalling paper notes

Letters, Normal

The National, Thursday 18th April 2013

 I REFER to your report about recalling the paper banknotes (April 10).

I call on the Central Bank governor to extend the deadline for recalling the banknotes by ano­ther six or seven months be­cause the one-month notice is not enough for 

a country such as PNG where communication is one of the biggest pro­blems (April 10).

There are many people in remote places such as Karimui, Marawaka, Kain­tiba, Simbai and Telefomin who are still using paper banknotes and making trips to towns such as Goroka and Mt Hagen once or twice a month by planes.

I suggest the BPNG carry out a ground situation report analysis pro­perly and give the people time to exchange their hard-earned money.


Concerned bushman