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(Currencies) a Ghanaian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a cedi


(peɪˈseɪ wɑ)

n., pl. -wa, -was.
a monetary unit of Ghana, equal to 1/100 of the cedi.
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Noun1.pesewa - 100 pesewas equal 1 cedi in Ghana
Ghanian monetary unit - monetary unit of Ghana
cedi - the basic unit of money in Ghana
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In all these years, he has neither been paid nor demanded to be paid one pesewa as rent although his terms of engagement stipulated that he be paid rent allowance in lieu of living in an official residence.
All who cross the bridges--apart from schoolchildren, who are exempt--willingly pay a toll of five or ten pesewas, depending on the length of time spent 'on the other side'.
Some of the goods are selling for as low as ten pesewas (approximately five cents), while quality remains high.
f February 1, the rate of a sachet of water will rise from 20 pesewas to 30 pesewas wherein a bag of 30 packets of sachet water will increase from 3 cedis to 5 cedis.
When off-loaded, they are sorted out and grouped in sizes that sell for between 30-70 pesewas (about 9-22 cents USD).