Kabul residents said that many citizens are careless in keeping the country's banknotes and for this reason, banknotes become worn out sooner.
All daily transactions in Afghanistan are done with physical money and residents, especially sellers, are careless in keeping banknotes, they say.
“With a wet hand, they take the money and make them worn-out, but if they pay attention to keeping money no problem will be created,” said Zarif a baker in Kabul.
“We say to the Islamic Emirate that we would be very happy if it has the ability to accept bank cards that are common in foreign countries,” said Mohammad Sarwar, a shopkeeper in Kabul.
Meanwhile, Da Afghanistan Bank asked all citizens to pay attention to taking care of banknotes.
“If we pay attention to keeping banknotes, we can take the money spent on printing new banknotes and spend it on infrastructure projects,” said Hasibullah Noori, spokesman for Da Afghanistan Bank.
Recently Da Afghanistan Bank distributed 100 million new banknotes to private banks, but the money changers' union believes that the distribution of this amount of money is not enough to replace the worn-out money.