The Chief Executive (C.E) of the Forestry Commission, Mr. John Allotey, together with the deputy Chief Executive, Hon. Iddrisu Musah, have paid a working visit to Management and staff of the Forestry Commission Training Centre (FCTC) at Ejisu Akyawkrom, to officially welcome them back to work after the holidays.
In Mr. Allotey’s engagement with FCTC’s Management, he mentioned some strategic areas they can consider this year, and also emphasised on how to monetise the beautiful facilities the Training Centre has, after investing in its expansion and facelift. He said Management should have the urgent need for a market survey to identify competitors and strengths of the Centre, in order to make projections on the progressive growth of wood products within a specific time period.
He said, this is a sure way of making profit from the quality wood products and services from the Training Centre.
Mr. Allotey also advised them to work collectively as a team in delivering the goals of FCTC.
The Chief Executive hinted on a discussion he had with the Finance Committee of Parliament, and the Minister for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta , on a spin-off company that will be registered, with some funds and shares allocated to attract investors, adding that the proceeds will be of benefit to the Commission. “This is geared towards making the conditions in the Commission enjoyable for workers”.
After the management meeting, Mr. Allotey met with the general staff of FCTC , where he wished them a happy new year, and welcomed them back to work. He expressed his gratitude to them for their efforts and contributions towards the achievements of the Commission, in the provision of holistic technical and professional training.
The C.E also commended staff of FCTC for the good work they have done over the years, and the maintenance of the facility and its environs.
He urged them to utilise all the facilities to make profit for the Commission.