The new South Sudan pound will have the same value as the current Sudanese pound according to the President of Southern Sudan Bank, Elijah Malok Aleng.
Aleng told Radio Miraya that the new note is now being printed and will be in use immediately after the announcement of the Republic of South Sudan. He said it will take more than four months to complete the full replacement with the new currency.
The first denominations released into circulation will be the one to 50 pound notes. Coins will be available later. Aleng said the picture of the late Dr. John Garang is the obvious character which is included on one side of one of the new bank notes.
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