The former general secretary of the NPP, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John, has been appointed by the president as the  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission.

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie will replace Mr. Samuel Afari Dartey as the CEO.

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Sir John, was earlier speculated to be  MD of the Ghana Ports and Harbours. However, that was not meant to be as Akufo-Addo chose Paul Asare Ansah.

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The Forestry Commission of Ghana is responsible for the regulation of utilization of forest and wildlife resources, the conservation and management of those resources and the coordination of policies related to them.

The Commission embodies the various public bodies and agencies that were individually implementing the functions of protection, management, the regulation of forest and wildlife resources. These agencies currently form the divisions of the Commission.

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The aim of the Forestry Commission to be a corporate body of excellence in the the sustainable development management and utilization of Ghana's forest and wildlife resources meeting both national and global standards for forest and wildlife resource conservation and development.