This new series features a portrait of Reverend John Chilembwe, an orthodox Baptist educator and an early figure in resistance to colonialism in Nyasaland. Today John Chilembwe is celebrated as a hero for independence, and John Chilembwe Day is observed annually on 15 January. The windowed security thread in these notes is now demetalized with the bank’s initials.
Front: English text; fish as registration device; three men with fishing net in a small boat on Lake Malawi; John Chilembwe.
Back: English text; two men harvesting tea leaves with mountains in background (tea plantations); bank logo; fish.