Director on the Board of the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN) Mr Imran Khan, has tendered his resignation over the board’s recent decision to appoint Lennox Cornette as Chief Executive Officer.
“Today, I submitted my resignation as Director of the National Communications Network to the Prime Minister and First Vice President, The Honourable Moses V. Nagamootoo. I advised the Honourable Prime Minister of the reason for same, thanked him for the confidence reposed in me for having been selected to serve as an NCN Director and expressed regret that the circumstances do not permit for me to serve the full duration of the term for which I was appointed,” Khan said in a statement.
“Specifically, I advised the Honourable Prime Minister that in light of the Chairman of the Board having reported to the Board, confirmation of admittance to an act committed by the individual recommended for a senior administrative position, that I could not associate my name with such an appointment. I therefore am of the conviction that continuing as a Director is untenable,” Khan stated.
According to an earlier leaked correspondence, Khan was vehement in expressing his concerns about the appointment of Cornette, who had admitted to forging a signature at a previous place of employment (GT&T).
In the leaked correspondence, Khan had hinted that he would not be able to continue as a director of NCN’s Board if Cornette was appointed.
“Regrettably, I view the decision of the Board to proceed with the appointment in light of the available information as reckless and imprudent,” Khan said in his statement to the media today.
“The foregoing constitutes the full extent of my comments on this matter at this time,” he added.