Your money is more than legal tender

Lake Nyinambuga, one of the 56 Kasenda crater lakes in Tooro, appears on the Shs20,000 note. PHOTOS BY ERIC NTALUMBWA.

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Boundless. A country’s banknote is more than just currency. It is usually a historical documentation and declaration of beliefs. Uganda’s banknotes too have been used for similar purposes and most currently as advert space for our tourist attractions, writes Eric Ntalumbwa.

It is always incredible when inspiration strikes at the perfect moment. Until recently Ugandan banknotes carried portraits of the ruling president or whatever the president fancied at that moment. However, the present currency depicts a multitude of Ugandan monuments both natural and man-made that stroke one’s curiosity.


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