Mombasa County commissioner opposes use of community currency

Emma Onyango, the Bangla-Pesa grassroots coordinator, displays the various notes of the currency at her shop in Bangladesh, Mombasa, on May 10, 2017. She said Bangla-Pesa has helped the community pay for goods and services. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • County commissioner Evans Achoki said Bangla-Pesa is not the official medium of exchange.
  • Bangla-Pesa is a unit of credit that provides a means of payment that is complementary to official money.

The Mombasa County commissioner wants the use of the alternative currency known as Bangla-Pesa stopped.

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