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BoU Warns Ugandans On Abusing Shilling Notes With ‘Vote Bobi Wine’ Campaign

By Keefa Nuwahereza

The Bank of Uganda has warned Ugandans to desist from abusing Ugandan Shilling notes by writing on them the words ‘Vote Bobi Wine 2021.’This follows a wide circulation of Bank of Uganda notes in all denominations on social  media, written on Vote Bobi Wine 2021.

A statement issued by the Bank of Uganda this afternoon states thus;”Bank of Uganda (BoU) is by law the only authority allowed to issue currency in Uganda and that includes determining the features that appear  on any currency note or coin.

Some of the notes written non Vote Museveni 2021

The Bank has noted with concern the  several social media postings circulating images of Uganda currency notes with handwritten political  campaign messages.

This is to advise members of the public that stamping, writing and or markings on currency notes interferes with the securely features that are useful in establishing the authenticity of the genuine  currency notes.

Currency Notes written on Vote Bobi 2021

Stamping, writing or marking on coins or bank notes also amounts to defacing  which exposes the holder of such a note or  to the risk of the loss of its value.

The public is therefore  strongly warned against the use of currency notes for any purpose other than  for receiving or making payments and the public is advised to accept only those notes that bear features as designed by Bank of Uganda.

Individuals involved in the defacing and or those accepting defaced notes risk losing the value of their Bank notes.

Bank of Uganda assures the general public that it’s committed to the preserving the integrity and value of the currency of the republic of Uganda

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