The CBE Currency Museum – an initiative preserving the historical legacy of the Kingdom of Eswatini’s currency, was officially launched by His Majesty King Mswati III who was represented by the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Cleopas Sipho Dlamini at an event held in the Bank premises yesterday.
The launch, streamed live on YouTube was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Hhohho Regional Administrator, former Ministers of Finance, former Governor of the Central Bank, CBE Board of Directors, Management and Staff, Bank CEOs, Mlandvo Motsa (designer of the 50th independence anniversary coin) and his family.
Speaking during the event, the Prime Minister said, “This is a proud moment for the Kingdom of Eswatini, where we take a step back to revisit what matters to us as emaSwati – our pride and joy – the Lilangeni Currency. The currency has helped us determine our nation’s economic health and the well-being of all the people of Eswatini over the years.”
“We cannot claim to have got all that was used as a means of money since the formation of this nation. For this reason if anyone who has any information, no matter how far back it dates, please do not hesitate to contact us,” CBE Board Chairperson and Governor said.
The Currency Museum will be open to the public, by appointment. Interested parties and school children are encouraged to tour this heritage area – free of charge. Appointments can be made via the Bank’s Communication Office using the email address: info@centralbank