Naomi Palmer-Buchanan who has been the longest serving Chairperson of the Black Star Line Cooperative Credit Union (BSLCCU) has been forced to resign by some members and Directors of the Union.
She tendered her resignation letter on 19th February 2019 stating no reason for her action.
Naomi comes as a strong Jamaican woman formally based in the United Kingdom. She has been the chairperson of the Union for about five years with a good record in improving the Union’s membership. However, her resignation comes as no surprise since there has been recent campaigns by some members and Directors to kick her out over allegations of serious financial malfeasance. There are reports that a member of the Board had moved a Vote of No Confidence in Naomi hence compelling her to immediately resign.
The Secretary of the Board, Ahuma Bosco Ocansey, has since sent a circular to all shareholders about Naomi’s decision and has appealed to them to continue to have confidence in the leadership. “The board would like to assure you that the BSLCCU is as strong as ever and the staff and management are committed to delivering value to you,” the statement read.
For the meantime, until an AGM is held, the Vice Chairperson, Edwin Baffour, will assume the role of acting Chairman in accordance with BSLCCU bye-laws.