The Member of Parliament for Wenchi Constituency in the Bono Region, Alhaji Seidu Haruna has advised Ghanaians not to keep money under their mattresses.
Keeping a lot of cash in the house as opposed to a bank is an impractical notion the MP said
Investing money in a house will lose an incentive over the long run since you will not procure any revenue, this as per the MP, robbery or fire could clear out your reserve funds as we have encountered in the couple of weeks.
Honourable Alhaji Seidu Haruna made the call when he paid a courtesy visit to affected fire vitims at Atuna II a village under Kaamu Electoral Area in the Wenchi Constituency.
One Tuonye Joshua a resident of the said village and his family sufferes in a fire by losing a 4 – bedrooms thatch house and their belongings.
Properties distroys in the fire included,two bags of maize, 9 pieces of clothes, cooking utensils, students books and uniforms and a cash of ¢ 200.00.
The MP presented to them a half bail of second hand clothing and undisclosed amount of money and also asked the affected victims to present to him the cost of properties lost in the fire .
At the time of the visit the community members have organized a communal labour to re – roofing the burnt thatch house.
Alhaji Seidu Haruna commended them for patriotic work and charged others to also cultivate the spirit of patriotism to help develop the comstituency.
However, the Lawmaker attributes the habits of savings money in the house by some inhabitants due to the frustration they undergo when visiting banks.
He consequently beseeches the board of the monetary organizations the nation over most particularly those working in the rustic networks to make simple access arrival of assets to clients to support their trust in investing cash in the bank to forestall future misfortunes of cash in the fire flare-ups.
Its recalled that not less than ¢ 11,000 were burnt in a fire in a few weeks ago at Wenchi – Wa – Anoma a suburb of Wenchi.