Some staff of the Edo State Forestry Commission in Nigeria, have called on the Chief Executive of Forestry Commission (FC) Ghana, to get assistance and technical advice on setting up their office. The call was part of the group’s two-week intensive training scheduled to take place at Resource Management Support Center (RMSC) and Forestry Commission Training Center (FCTC) in Kumasi.
The Chief Executive of FC, Mr. John M. Allotey, welcomed the team to the Commission and emphasized on the need to work together, share ideas and improve the volume of trade in the two countries.
The Ag. Chairman of Edo State FC, Mr. Edward Obiaw, said it was an honour for him and his team to visit the Forestry Commission of Ghana. He expressed his gratitude to the Chief Executive and his team for the warm welcome they received upon their visit.
He shared some challenges the institution was facing in terms of Security, GIS and Mapping, lack of forest management plans, absence of wood tracking system, institutional weakness and overexploitation of the forest, among others.
He added that they were ready to collaborate and learn and also build the Edo State Forestry Commission to a better and well-functioning one.
Mr. Allotey assured them of FC’s unflinching support and preparedness to assist and advice them on technical issues. He also took them through an overview of FC, highlighting the structure, divisions and key projects the Commission is embarking on.
He urged them to use the opportunity to explore and learn from RMSC and FCTC and not hold back if they have any grievances or suggestions to make the work of the two institutions better