There has been another resignation from one of the Government’s newly-appointed statutory boards.
The latest is chairman of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) Jeffrey Headley, who only took up the post some two months ago.
Speaking to Barbados TODAY last night via telephone, Minister of the Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod confirmed that Headley, a retired chief environmental health inspector, had quit the top post at the SSA.
“He has resigned and all that I have done so far is to indicate that I wish him well in any new endeavour and indicate that we really appreciate his contribution during the time he worked with us,” Prescod said, adding that he had not seen the letter of resignation at the time so could not say why he stepped down.
He said he had been informed of the resignation by one of his senior officers. “Most likely those things would come first to my Permanent Secretary,” said Prescod, noting that the letter was recently received by his ministry.
Asked if he was going to accept the resignation, the Minister replied: “If it is his will I cannot do differently if he so desires.”
The name of a replacement chairman would shortly be known, Prescod told Barbados TODAY.
“We will put a replacement there as soon as possible. I give you that assurance,” he stated.
Headley was part of a team which travelled overseas to buy second-hand trucks for the SSA, but was summoned back home by Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
Last month, when she addressed a meeting, Mottley had explained that “pursuant to a board paper” the group from the SSA and the Ministry of the Environment and National Beautification had gone abroad to examine used garbage trucks, but “a certain car company’s representatives happened to be at every location that the group went to”.
Just two weeks ago, Chief Agricultural Officer Lennox Chandler resigned from the board of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), citing personal reasons, according to Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams.
The Minister confirmed that a new letter of appointment was about to be issued to the chief agricultural officer or his nominee to take up the vacant seat on the board.