Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John)
Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John)

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John) says his outfit is not recruiting anyone at the Commission.

According to him, people would be employed on permanent basis if the government gives the permission, but for now the Commission is not undertaking any recruitment exercise.

He said he has over 50,000 workers who are discharging their duties without any interference and therefore will not take in any new application.

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“If government gives me the go ahead, then we will employ people but now the applications are just too much. I will not recruit anyone for now. The over 50, 000 workers currently here are working and so we don’t need anymore,” he said on Accra based Okay FM, monitored by Adomonline.com.

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He noted that the Nana Akufo-Addo government has spent the last two years to fix the fundamentals of the economy bequeathed him by the National Democratic Congress.

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Speaking on the progress of the Commission, the CEO said so far, the Commission has recruited about 65,000 youth under the programme, planting about 10 million seedlings of different species.

Sir John encouraged the youth to work harder to protect the forest as part of their contribution in greening the country through afforestation.

Source: Adomonline.com | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy

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