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Coupures de faux billets de Rs 1 000 et Rs 2 000 : Des mesures prises pour conscientiser les Mauriciens

Coupures de faux billets de Rs 1 000 et Rs 2 000 : Des mesures prises pour conscientiser les Mauriciens

Suite à une question du député Veda Baloomoody par rapport au nombre croissant des commerçants et d’institutions gouvernementales qui refusent les billets de Rs 1 000 et de Rs 2 000, Pravind Jugnauth a laissé entendre que la Banque de Maurice a éventuellement enregistrés des complaintes à ce sujet. « I am informed by the Bank of Mauritius that one written complaint has been addressed to the Bank on this subject matter, in addition to complaints received through phone calls and walk-in complainants, informing that some retail outlets and other companies were refusing the Rs2,000 banknote. In some cases, there have been requests for personal details prior to accepting the Rs2,000 banknote. »

Cependant, le Premier ministre a fait ressortir que le nécessaire a été fait en ce qui concerne une campagne de sensibilisation. 8 000 brochures ont été distribuées à travers l’île. « As from 3rd of March 2018, the Bank issued a leaflet “Know Our Banknotes” incorporating all security features of the banknotes, both paper and polymer, currently in circulation. To date, some 8,000 informative leaflets have been distributed across the island, including all media. At the request of the Bank of Mauritius, two of the dailies reproduced the security features of the banknotes in full on 20 May 2018. »

En sus de cela, des communiqués ont été émis à travers la presse pour conscientiser les Mauriciens. De plus, le 17 mai 2018 dernier, afin d’attirer l’attention des Mauriciens sur la circulation des coupures de faux billets de Rs 1 000 et Rs 2 000 dans la circulation, des représentants de la Banque de Maurice ont donné des implications sur les chaînes de la MBC. « In addition, visitors to the Bank of Mauritius Museum are briefed on banknote security features. So far, this presentation has been made to some 9,000 visitors. Furthermore, the Bank launched an intensive campaign, through the press on 5 May 2018 and the MBC on 17 May 2018, to highlight to the public in general the security features of banknotes currently in circulation in order to help the public to detect fake banknotes. The Bank intervened live during MBC 19:30 news bulletin on 17 May 2018 whereby the various security features of banknotes were highlighted. On 18 May 2018, the Bank issued two Public Notices on Legal Tender and Counterfeit banknotes for public information. Same were posted on the Bank’s website and published in local newspapers. The Bank conducted another awareness exercise on a private radio on 23 May 2018. »