ACHERITOU: Public Council expresses indignation over the non-existence of a bank branch

20181012 182437 Michalis Kaounas, Nea Famagusta

The Community Council of Acheritos, in its extraordinary session on Friday, October 12, 2018 in the presence of the MPs of the Famagusta province, Kyriakos Hatzigiannis, George Karoullas, Christakis Tziovanis, Skevi Koukoumas, Lino Papagiannis and Michalis Giorgosalis the closure of the banking branch of the Cooperative Central Bank, community and asked for the support of the Famagusta MPs as the issue was discussed in parliament and thanked them for their immediate response and support.

It was also stressed that the closure of the branch in the refugee settlement of Agios Georgios Acheritos led to economic and social catastrophe in the community.

At the same time, however, as the announcement states, it creates inconvenience to the residents and especially to the vulnerable groups of the elderly, since in order to be served they have to go to the nearest branch where the transport is insufficient.

But beyond that, as the announcement states, six large communities, in addition to 30,000 inhabitants, most of SKT customers. suffer in one or two banking institutions of neighboring communities (Avgorou, Frenarous and Sotiras).

It was also decided to send letters to the President of the Republic, the Speaker of Parliament to the Minister of Finance and the Director of the Hellenic Bank on the above issue and to reconsider the closure of the branch and to make second thoughts.

"It is unfair, says the announcement, signed by the President of the Community Michalis Kaunas, for the residents of the community today, after what happened since the Turkish invasion of 1974, to close today without respect for SPE Acheritou, and even when there is no other bank, in a community of more than 3.000 permanent residents and in addition to the soldiers and workers at the British Base St. Nicholas.