Mr. Edward Prah, Board Chairman of the Forestry Commission (FC), has called for improved work efficiency to save the nation?s forest and wildlife resources.
He said the expectation was that the management and staff of the Commission would give it their all, to radically improve forest and wildlife management, regulation and development.
This, he noted, would require the adoption of new work ethics and a change in attitude.
Mr. Prah was speaking at his maiden meeting held with the workers at the Wood Industries Training Centre (WITC) at Akyawkrom in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality.
It was used to introduce members of the reconstituted board and to discuss the way forward.
Mr. Prah said the Board had set four priority areas, where it was going to focus its attention.
These were plantation development, ecotourism, improvement of the Commission?s financial health and aiding the people to have better understanding of the benefits of properly regulated forestry.
He noted that the task could not be achieved by the Board alone and that it would require a collective responsibility, adding that, the workers and other stakeholders should all have an important part to play.
Mr. Samuel Afari Darteh, Chief Executive of the FC, said the mandate of the Commission in respect of developing forest and wildlife resources had not been fully fulfilled as forest and wildlife resources continued to decline.
He said many Ghanaians were yet to fully appreciate the economic potential and value of wildlife in terms of employment creation and national development.
Mr Darteh appealed to the staff not to connive with people to destroy the forest through illegal timber felling and mining.
GNA

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