The Forestry Commission (FC), a public service institution, was set up subject to the provisions of the 1992 Constitution, Chapter 21, Article 269, sub-section 1. The FC was re-established by Act 571 of 1999 in order to bring under the Commission the main public bodies and agencies implementing the functions of protection, development, management and regulation of forests and wildlife resources and to provide for related matters.
The Commission is mandated to be responsible for the regulation of the utilization of forest and wildlife resources, the conservation and management of these resources and the coordination of policies related to them.
Without limiting the scope of sub-section (1), the Commission shall:
- Regulate the use of forest and wildlife resources;
- Manage the nation’s forest reserves and protected areas;
- Assist the private sector and other bodies with the implementation of forest and wildlife policies and
- Undertake the development of forest plantations for the restoration of degraded forest areas, the expansion of the country’s forest cover and increase in the production of industrial timber.
Vision: To leave future generations and their communities with richer, better, more valuable forestry and wildlife endowments than we inherited.
Mission: To sustainably develop and manage Ghana’s forestry and wildlife resources.
Corporate Strategic Objectives:
The FC is guided by six (6) strategic objectives (imperatives) that when implemented will lead to the achievement of the stated mission and vision of the organization. The objectives are:
- Implement the framework for the sustainable management, development and protection of forest and wildlife resources;
- Secure and enforce a policy and legal framework that ensures a liberated Forestry Commission;
- Activate a diversified portfolio of sustainable revenue sources without compromising the integrity of the resource;
- Attract, develop and retain well motivated, skilled and efficient workforce;
- Create an enabling environment for forest and wildlife stakeholders (especially industries, communities and landowners) to thrive; and
- Develop and implement an efficient and effective organizational infrastructure and culture
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