The Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission (FC), Mr. John Allotey has cautioned staff of the Forest Services Division (FSD) and Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD) against unhealthy conflicts which causes divisiveness in their lines of work.
Mr. Allotey said this when he paid a working visit to the Commission’s Check Points along the Nsawam- Nkawkaw Highway. He was accompanied by two of his Deputies; Hon. Martha Kwayie, who is in charge of the TIDD and Mr. Nyadia Sulemana Nelson; in charge of FSD, Executive Directors of FSD and TIDD; Mr. Hugh Brown and Dr. Nurudeen Iddrisu respectively, the Corporate Affairs and Media Relations Manager, Mrs. Joyce Ofori Kwafo and the Coordinator of the National Timber Monitoring Team and other management staff of TIDD and FSD.
Mr. Allotey explained that, aside his purpose to fraternize with staff, the management team from both Divisions were brought on the visit to address the recurring conflicts between the two Divisions. He added that, there had been several instances where misunderstandings have occurred between the two Divisions.
The Chief Executive advised that, both Divisions work for the general betterment of FC and as such should channel their resources together to ensure FC achieves its goal rather than encouraging divisiveness amongst staff.
He urged staff of the two Divisions to come together, work cordially and help each other in times of trouble. He encouraged staff to emulate the cordial relationship between the 2 DCEs heading the two Divisions and the Executive Directors of TIDD and FSD; and to demonstrate that, all four joined him on the trip.
He concluded that, both forest protection and monitoring activities are part of FC’s operations therefore, the two Divisions should rather work hand in hand and be each other’s keeper.