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(Currencies) a Ghanaian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a cedi
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(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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We are worried to hear that ever since the PDS took over, it has not paid the power producers a pesewa, resulting in the accumulation of another debt of over $300 million, bringing the total to over $700 million.
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.
For the safety of the road users, the footbridge at Madina Zongo Junction should be the ideal means of crossing the road, but The Chronicle can bet on its last pesewa that this would not happen.
Alethea is, therefore, reminding the public that the sole legal tender in Ghana is the Cedi and pesewa, and that anyone caught in such activity will be punished according to laws of the country.
According to him, he personally sunk money into the Broiler Revitalisation project, for which the GPP promised to refund, but was yet to be reimbursed, stressing that 'nobody has received a pesewa.'
In fact, the government would have achieved that without taking a pesewa from the national coffers.
'We have not spent even a pesewa on the projects,' the official said, and described speculations in the media which suggest that the GIIF is in bed with JOSPONG, as false, unfortunate and misleading.
It is important to recognized that not a single pesewa was saved all the years under the previous government until 2017.
The MP, who is also a Member on the Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises, said 'From today, all those graduates who could not boast of a pesewa can now manage with GHS700 for a month which NDC couldn't do.'
She emphasised that the free SHS is real and that no parent is paying a pesewa.
Asiedu Nketia has not accounted for a pesewa of the enormous resources that went into constructing the edifice housing the headquarters of the NDC at Adabraka, a suburb of Accra.