11- Memeber Board
11- Memeber Board

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu, has inaugurated an Eleven-Member Forest Plantation Development Fund Management Board Chaired by Nana Yaw Osei Barima.

The other members where five amongst them are co-opted includes Mr Benson Oduro, Ms Philomena Serwaa Akoto Sam, Mr George Donkor, Mr Charles Fynn, Mr Emmanuel Bodja, and Mr Kenneth Kodjo Ayim, Mr Dennis Hiadzi, Ms Sylvia Nyante, Dr Emmanuel Marfo and Professor Patrick Agbesinyale.
The board has been constituted to oversee the successful implementation of the Forest Plantation Development Fund and to provide policy guidance, review progress of the programme and approve budgets for its operational activities.
Mr. Amewu said, the inauguration of the Board demonstrated government’s commitment and preparedness to reverse the rapid rate of forest depletion and environmental degradation.

He said in order to improve the livelihoods of the people, the Fund had been initiated to create massive employment through plantation establishment nationwide.

He however, tasked the board to oversee the smooth implementation of the programme by administering the fund, attracting contributions into the fund and putting the fund into its proper use and as well as use their expertise to encourage investment in forest plantation development through incentives and any other benefits, facilitate best practices for optimum timber plantation establishment and management.

Again, Mr. Amewu asked the board to promote a feasible scheme that supports related forest projects and to monitor the progress of the scheme to ensure compliance with the objects of the forest plantation development fund Act 583.
The Chairman of the Board, Nana Yaw Osei Barima, on behalf of the members stated that, they were committed to work hard to conform with the forest plantation development fund Act 583, and also implement better schemes that will harmonize the progress of the forest project.

By:Sammy Adjei/Newsghana.com.gh

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