The Sunyani Area Office of the Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD) of Forestry Commission has donated 100 dual- desks to the office of the Ghana Education Service in the Dormaa East District of the Bono Region as part of its corporate social responsibilities for communities within the Area Office ‘s operational jurisdictions.
The TIDD Area Manager of Sunyani, Mr. Daniel Abban Bonsu , who made the donation to Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Agyemang, the Dormaa East District Chief Executive(DCE), and Mr. Philip Danso, the Dormaa East District Director of Education, said his Area Office has made it an annual ritual to identify the needs of communities where TIDD has checkpoints and contribute to their development in a more responsible direction. According to him , this donation has become necessary due to the presence of the Division’s checkpoint at Asuotiano, near Wamfie in the Dormaa East District capital, which falls within TIDD’s operational jurisdiction. He admonished persons who are illegally cutting down trees in forest reserves to rethink their actions since the Commission will not relent on its efforts to arrest and prosecute perpetrators involved in these actions. He urged them to support Forestry Commission ‘s quest to replant degraded forests through various plantation strategies adopted by the Commission such as the Ghana Forest Investment Program (GFIP) and the Green Ghana Day project .
He assured them that from time to time, the Division will donate more desks to the community.
Mr. Abban asserted that governance is a shared responsibility and because government alone cannot do it, he calls on individuals, Non-governmental Organizations(NGO), philanthropists and well-to-do Ghanaians to emulate and partner with the Commission to help schools in communities where there is lack of basic educational facilities.
The District Chief Executive for Dormaa East, Mr. Kofi Agyemang who received the 100 dual-desks , expressed his excitement to the Timber Industry Development Division for coming to the aid of the schools in his district. He said the dual-desks will benefit about 200 pupils in the district and the beneficiary schools according to him are ‘’Kumagyamere DA Primary, Nseseresu Asuhyie DA Primary, Amanfe DA Primary, Adeemra DA Primary and Kyeremaasu SDA Primary.
The Dormaa East District Director of Education, Mr. Danso who received the donation on behalf of the Dormaa East District Education Director , expressed his heartfelt appreciation to Mr.Abban Bonsu and the Timber Industry Development Division for their kind gesture. He said what TIDD has done for the schools in the district is not enough but will definitely go a long way to help solve the furniture problems of schools who benefited from the donation. He also called on other corporate entities, individuals and other Non-Governmental Organizations(NGOs) to emulate this good example of TIDD , and Forestry Commission as a whole