The Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) OF Forestry Commission (FC), Mr. Nyadia Sulemana Nelson, has assured the newly recruited staff of the Ghana Shea Landscape Emissions Reduction Programme (GSLERP) of the support of the Chief Executive’s secretariat in the execution of their duties. He advised that staff put in their utmost best to deliver as expelled in the terms of reference.
The DCE made these statements at an orientation programme to formally welcome the GSLERP staff to their offices to begin work in Tamale, Northern Region.
The Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reductions Project (GSLERP) is a component of the Ghana REDD+ Strategy that has been developed to address deforestation and degradation in a transformational manner, in line with national policies and measures.
The Project seeks to promote sustainable approaches to land use, forest conservation, and enhanced community-based resource management to stem the on-going degradation and deforestation from illegal logging, charcoal production, agricultural expansion and illegal mining that threaten the forests and shea production system.
Madam Roselyn Fosuaah Adjei, Director of the Climate Change Department of the Forestry Commission, informed the staff that they would be working in close tandem with the staff of the Forest Services Division Northern Regional office and the Forestry Commission as a whole. She admonished the staff to be poised for work and deliver because the GSLERP is a very unique programme. She congratulated all staff on their appointment to the various positions and officially welcomed them to Tamale.
In attendance were the UNDP representative from Geneva, Madam Wahida Patwa Sha, representatives of the Global Shea Alliance, staff of the UNDP Ghana office and Forestry Commission.