Launch of D20 Commemorative Polymer Banknote, Golden Jubilee Commemorative Coins and a Redesigned Family of Gambian Banknotes

 

CENTRAL BANK OF THE GAMBIA

 

PRESS RELEASE
LAUNCH OF COMMEMORATIVE D20.00 POLYMER BANKNOTES, A NEW FAMILY OF GAMBIAN BANKNOTES AND COMMEMORATIVE COINS

The Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) in collaboration with the Government of The Gambia received approval to introduce New Redesigned Family of Gambian Circulation Notes. The change was aimed at reducing the sizes of the national currency notes to achieve efficiency and take advantage of technological developments in the currency industry. The new notes also have advanced security features that would make counterfeiting difficult.

As a result, the CBG on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, launched the following currency notes and coins:

  1. Commemorative D20 Polymer (plastic) banknotes
  2. Commemorative Gold and Gold-Plated Silver coins
  3. Redesigned family of New Banknotes including a D200 banknote

The D20 Polymer will be put into circulation on Monday 02nd March, 2015 while the series of redesigned banknotes will be issued on Monday March 30, 2015. The Golden Jubilee Commemorative Gold and Gold Plated Coins will also be available for sale on Monday 02nd March, 2015.

 

Monetary Policy Committee

Press Release                                                                                       

February 24, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, Chief Executive Officers of the Banks, staff of the Central Bank of The Gambia and Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, it is my honour to welcome you to this press briefing following the meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) held yesterday.  The Committee reviewed the domestic economy against the backdrop of developments in the global economy and the outlook for inflation.

 

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Conditions of Issue & Redemption of Treasury Bills/*Float Size Projections

1.1 PURPOSE Unless otherwise specified in a Notice, these General Conditions of Issue and Redemption of Treasury Bills and Central Bank Bills (the Conditions) including the appendices, regulate the issuance and redemption of Treasury bills and Central Bank bills and any other securities issued by the Government of The Gambia that, by the terms of the Notice, are made subject to these Conditions.

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Central Bank Act 2005

An ACT to amend and consolidate the law relating to the Central Bank of The Gambia and to provide for related matters.
This Act may be cited as the Central Bank of The Gambia Act, 2005 and comes into force on such date as the Secretary of State may, by order published in the Gazette, appoint.

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Financial Statements

The Bank adopted all new and revised or amended standards ond interpretations issued by the IASB and the IFRIC applicable to the Bank's operations and to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1st January 2008. The adoption of new and revised or amended standards and interpretations did not result in any changes in the Bank's accounting principles affecting the figures disclosed in the financial statements for previous years and the current year.

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Banking Industry in The Gambia

Banking in The Gambia began over a 100 years. Currently there are fourteen banks within the industry of which one is an Islamic Bank and thirteen conventional commercial banks.

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Insurance Industry in The Gambia

The regulation and supervision of insurance business was directly under the Ministry of Finance as empowered by the 1974 Act. However, the responsibility for the administration of the Act was given to the Ministry of Justice, to ensure compliance. With a desk officer appointed to be in charge of insurance matters at the Finance Ministry, this responsibility was returned to that Ministry.

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