More drama unfolded at the Guyana Public Service Credit Union on Hadfield Street this morning as the Police had to be called in when management refused to open the gate and doors to be served with a Court order.
That order has quashed the injunction that was earlier obtained by the credit union’s management against the takeover of the credit union by a Government appointed management committee.
The Police arrived and allowed the officials of the Co-op Department to gain access to the building as the Manager Secretary was asked to leave.
“I don’t have a problem leaving, I respect the order of the Court”, said Manager Secretary, Trevor Benn. He said he was more concerned about a security guard who was being asked to stay behind for questioning. The woman was reportedly the one who refused to open the gate and door to allow the High Court bailiffs access to serve the order.
Chief Co-operatives Development Officer, Perlina Gifth, told News Source that with the Court throwing out the injunction, she was there to ensure that the Management Committee is given full access to the credit union and all its records.
Last Month, the Co-op Department appointed the IMC after several questions surfaced about lack of accountability at the Public Service Credit Union and other financial problems.
Officials of the Board of the Credit Union had objected to the move, but have now found themselves being forced to face questions about large spending on travel and other expenses.
Thousands of Public Servants make contributions to the credit union and also benefit from its various credit programmes.