Sunday, May 20, 2012

Malawi Introduces New Kwacha Currency

The Reserve Bank of Malawi will on 23rd May, 2012 release a new family of banknotes which will comprise of six denominations of K1000, K500, K200, K100, K50 & K20.

Front: Inkosi ya Makhosi M’mbelwa II (Lazalo Mkhuzo Jere), 1915-1959 – He was the most powerful and fearless leader the Northern or Jere Ngoni have had since settling in northern Malawi. He too led his people to oppose the imposition of the Federation in the early 1950s. In the late 1950s, he mobilised the people of Mzimba District to rally behind the Nyasaland African Congress, its leader Dr H. Kamuzu Banda, and the movement for national independence.

Back: Domasi Teachers College

Front: Inkosi Ya Makhosi Gomani II. Philip Zitonga Maseko, 1921-1954 – He was the most development conscious paramount chief the Southern or Maseko Ngoni had during the colonial period. He mobilised his people to oppose the Federation of Nyasaland and Rhodesia, was deposed and exiled for that reason, and died in exile as a martyr while defending the dignity and freedom of his people.

Back: Kasungu National Park

Front: Mr. James Frederick Sangala, 1900-1974 – the founder of the Nyasaland African Congress who campaigned relentlessly for national unity in Malawi in the 1940s.

Back: College of Medicine in Blantyre

Front: Mrs Rose Lomathinda Chibambo, 1928 to date – The first Chairperson of the Nyasaland African Congress Women’s League and the first only female member of independent Malawi’s first cabinet in 1964.

Back: Parliament building

Front: Reverend Mr. John Chilembwe, 1871-1915 –Widely recognised as the first freedom fighter in Malawi.

Back: Mulunguzi dam

Front: Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda, 1898-1997 – Father and Founder of the Malawi nation and first President of independent Malawi.

Back: Mzuzu maize silos

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