Bond Notes To Be Phased Out

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Deputy Finance Minister Terence Mukupe told The Sunday Mail last week that bond notes cannot be maintained and will be phased out to make way for a local currency once “fundamentals are in place”.

Said Mukupe:

The official position is that we have bond notes in place, but that situation is not tenable. But we cannot have our own currency at the moment because fundamentals are not in place. We need to have sufficient resources and increase exports for us to introduce our own currency. As long as we have Zidera (the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act), we can’t do that. There is recognition that to achieve the growth we want, we need to have our own currency. Bond notes are in place and they are still serving their purpose. But we can’t be printing bond notes that are not backed by a facility. We need a facility such as the one we have with Afreximbank.

More: Sunday Mail

Bond NotesTerence Mukupe

Bond Notes are a currency of notes backed by a bond that the Zimbabwe government announced on 4 May 2016 by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya. The $2 denomination of the notes was finally introduced on 28 November 2016. More notes were... Read More About Bond Notes

Terence Mukupe is a Zimbabwean politician. He is the current Zanu-PF legislator for Harare East. He is the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. In November 2017 he was appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa into a new cabinet. In April 2018, Mukupe was arrested... Read More About Terence Mukupe

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4 Comments

  1. Godbless says:

    The deputy finance minister statement is very shallow everyone knows that one day the bond notes have to go and we should have our own currency there no ‘news’ in wat u re saying.

  2. David Mlilo says:

    Which current are they going to work with.?u.s. dollar..or..s.a.rand.?

  3. Trust says:

    Sto
    p playin games wth us,,, Just make it clear th bond is stil rotating until further notice.

  4. goliath says:

    Get awy with nonsense

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