Forestry Commission Under Siege

The Late Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

The Forestry Commission (FC) is under siege by persons interested in becoming Chief Executive Officer of the nation’s forests sector, following the death of Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie.

The game plan has been fashioned out such that those who are pursuing the agenda want almost all the top men at commission out.

The Forestry Commission has a Deputy CEO who is currently running the show in the absence of a substantive CEO.

The whole grubby agenda started three days after the death of Mr. Afriyie, aka Sir John, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, when someone interested in succeeding the fallen CEO, travelled to Kumasi to meet the Lands and Forestry Minister to express his interest.

The minister, The Inquisitor was reliably informed, got upset about the whole move and blasted the man who needed appointment days after the death of Mr. Afriyie.

After that disappointing Kumasi trip, attention has been shifted to the top directors of the commission with machinations that they were due for retirement and must therefore be forced out.

The Inquisitor is fully aware of how some letters have been written to the Presidency by certain persons who want to take up appointments at the place.

The late Mr. Afriyie managed to secure a unified working front at the Forestry Commission, as there was team work involving all the directors and managers.

It is therefore the avowed agenda of those in the grimy game to make sure all those in top positions who worked with the late Mr. Afriyie are kicked out.

When Mr. Afriyie was alive, many traps were set for him to get him out of the commission as the CEO but he survived because of the good working relations he built with other officials.

The Inquisitor is reliably informed that there is a fault-finding mission on some of the directors and managers to justify why they should be kicked out from the Forestry Commission.

Certain workers at the commission are the very people those elements who want to be appointed to the Forestry Commission are using in the dirty agenda against the FC’s hierarchy.

Several meetings have been held between those pursuing the agenda and their hirelings who have been promised promotions should the agenda be successful.

Amazingly, the team work that was established by the late Mr. Afriyie is manifesting fully, as work is going on smoothly at the commission although they are mourning.

Meanwhile, The Inquisitor has established that a member of the Forestry Commission Board who is eying the CEO position has gone to plead with a powerful traditional ruler in the Eastern Region to speak with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint him as the CEO of the commission.

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