The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Benito Owusu-Bio on Wednesday, represented the country and closed a 3-day informative and intellectually stimulating 4th World Teak Conference, as India emerges the next country to host the conference, in 2025.
In his closing remarks, the Deputy Minister said Ghana was proud to have successfully hosted the 4th World Teak Conference as the first African country to have ever done so in the history of the teak conferences.
He said it was very fulfilling to see different groups of private sector players along the corridors and meeting rooms discussing issues of mutual interest. This he said “is indeed the essence of such international conferences, where we meet in person to discuss global trends and business opportunities”.
Mr Owusu-Bio congratulated the organizers and the Local Organising Committee, chaired by Mr. John Allotey, Chief Executive of Forestry Commission, and Co – chaired by Mr. Hugh Brown, also of the Forestry Commission for their extraordinary efforts in making the event a success.
On behalf of the Local organizing committee, Mr. John Allotey, the CEO of the Forestry Commission, applauded the delegate for their active participation and insightful contributions to discussions.
He noted some issues that were raised concerning the organisation of the conference, assuring that they have been duly noted but also pointed out that Ghana has set a mile stone in the organisation of the teak conference around the world.
Sponsors of the 4th Teak Conference received various categories of awards ranging from bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond packages. Some took home plagues with certificates and other plagues with African artifacts beautiful embroidered with Ghanaian embellemes.
All the keynote speakers, session chairs and ITTO delegates at the event were also recognised and rewarded for their participation and contribution to the overall success of the event.
The conference also agreed to present a copy of the summary communique to the government through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
By Times Reporter