Lawrence added that the agency will continue the execution of its projects as outlined in its Strategic Plan (for) 2018-2021.
The financial controller of the USF is to act as CEO in the interim, until a suitable replacement is found following a recruitment exercise.
Buchanan joins a line of individuals who have recently departed from some entities relative to the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET), which was headed by Dr Andrew Wheatley before a number of scandalous issues recently arose, that put the Government under some amount of public pressure. The departures have included Dr Wheatley, some board chairmen and members, and a number of CEOs.
Buchanan’s situation emanated from her having hired her daughter in a part-time but extended job at the USF, which has been viewed as bad judgment on her part.