Cedi picks against dollar; $1 equals ¢13.01 according to BoG


Meanwhile, checks with some forex bureaux in Accra also so the cedi has strengthened by about 20 pesewas against the US dollar, selling at ¢13.40 in the retail or forex market.

A Joy Business report also indicated that this is the 4th consecutive day in which the local currency has improved in value against the American currency.

The cedi sold for ¢13.60 to the dollar this morning.

The cedi also strengthened against the pound and the euro.

It is going for ¢14.46 against the pound and ¢12.80 against the euro.

The recent strong value of the local currency may be due to the boost in the supply of dollars, coming from the first tranche of the cocoa syndicated loan ($790 million) and the likelihood of an International Monetary Fund deal before the end of December 2022.

In a related development, the central bank on October 27, revoked the licences of two forex bureaux in Accra.

The BoG revoked the licences of Trade House Forex Bureau Ltd located at Marina Mall and the Airport City Forex Bureau inside the Atlantic Tower building, for breaching the country’s Foreign Exchange laws and failing to issue receipts.

This was detected when the central bank embarked on a mystery shopping exercise.

Both Forex bureaux are operated by the same owners.


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