LIBERIA: OLD BANKNOTE REJECTED IN MARYLAND COUNTY

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Pleebo- Maryland: Ahead of the stimulated time prescribed by the Central Bank of Liberia March 31 this year to deposit the old bank note in various banks, some residents of Pleebo city have started rejecting said bankotes.
The concerned citizens in the District have alarmed over the rejecting of the old money by some individuals and at the same time calling on CBL to act quickly.
According to them, the action came as a result of the poor mechanism put in place by the Central Bank of Liberia by not decentralizing the information in time.
Speaking to this paper on Monday, March 11, 2024, a business personnel identified as Mr. Clayton said, there is a need for CBL to create a massive awareness and deploy agents in the field in order for citizens to be on path with the information.
” I’m a business man in Pleebo and what I have observed recently is that, some people are refusing the old money ahead of the deadline for the exchanging of old bank note in the bank. If I try to educate those individuals, in response they said it’s because CBL refused to attach a responsibility to citizens to disseminate the information high to reach places where our parents are living,” he stressed.
Adding, Mr. Clayton emphasized that, the situation is occurring on the daily basic on the market. Something which he stated is causing a serious embarrassment between some sellers and buyers and making them to go at loggerhead in the District.
” It will be prudent for Central Bank of Liberia to intervene speedily to calm down tension between local producers and Consumers in Maryland County.
Meanwhile, the concerned citizens are calling on the Liberia government for time extension. According to them, this will help to minimize the tension on the market, and also for residents to get adjusted to the depositing of the old money in various banks.
In another developmental hearing, former Representative for Electoral District#3, Rev. Isaac Roland Blalu has embarked on rehabilitating of feeder roads in Karluway, Maryland County.
Speaking with team of reporters over the weekend, he said despite of being defeated in the just ended general elections, it’s his way of giving back to residents in the District.
“The reconditioning of feeder roads will enhance the smooth movement and operation of vechles and at the same time give an access to local farmers to reach their products in the town for sale and sustain their family,” he lamented.
The former lawmaker for District#3 used the occasion to sensitized citizens to remain astute because according to him, they deserve better.

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