The Forestry Commission (FC) has organized a send-off ceremony for the immediate Past Executive Director of, the Wildlife Division (WD), Forestry Commission, Mr. Bernard Asamoah Boateng, for his over 30 years of meritorious work with the Commission.

Mr. Asamoah Boateng began as a Wildlife Game Officer and rose through the ranks to become the Executive Director (ED) in 2019, until his retirement in 2023.

During his tenure as ED, among many others, he saw to the construction of 15 boreholes across Protected Areas and Zoos, a 6-unit sub-range at Mole National Park, and two new camps at Bui National Park, two new lion enclosures at the Kumasi and Accra Zoos, facilitated supply of semi-automatic rifles and dart guns, oversaw a remarkable 183 percent increase in visitations to the Ecotourism Parks under the Division, as read in a citation to him.

The WD Regional Manager, Mr. Enoch Ashie, in a welcome address, recounted the initial years of the former ED’s working life and assured him the WD would consult with him when the need arose although his work with the Commission is ended.

The FC Chief Executive, Mr. John Allotey, giving a statement at the event, praised the former ED for working diligently for the Commission and for the positive impact he has had on his staff. “When you leave the Forestry Commission, what is important is the number of persons you have impacted”, he explained.

He thanked WD staff and the former ED’s family for the support given to the ED throughout the years until his successful retirement. He entreated WD staff to extend the same or more to the new Executive Director, Dr. Joseph Boakye, Esq.

Mr. Allotey wished Mr Asamoah Boateng good fortune in his next phase of life, as well as long life and prosperity.

The former ED on his part recounted some fond memories of his working life and experiences and thanked the CE, Deputy CEs, EMT members, Directors, WD Management, Managers, and all FC staff for the support given to him throughout the years and during his tenure as ED.

Goodwill and congratulatory messages came from some FC Directors and Managers to the former ED.