The newly appointed Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority, C. Mike Doryen, has formally taken over at an elaborate ceremony held at the central office of the entity in whein Town, Mount Barclay outside Monrovia. Addressing the employees and staff, the FDA boss assured that his administration will prioritize the welfare of the employees to include addressing the issue of salary disparity, improving the earnings of the employees where the entry level salary of the lowest employee will be at least three hundred United States dollars within the first few years of his administration.
The FDA Managing Director indicated that while his administration will not depart radically from the work done by his predecessors, there will be efforts aimed at amending some of the laws, policies and provisions in the best interest of the entity. He stressed that his administration will engage the national legislature to ensure that the autonomous status of the FDA is restored but was quick to urge the FDA staff and employees to work towards improving and maintaining a good inter-agency relationship with other government institutions. He pledged to work with various partners including REDD+/ REDD+ Implementation Unit, the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) among others but was quick to indicate that emphasis would be placed on the output and impact of the various interventions by partners including tangibles.
The new FDA boss said paving of the Road to the FDA central office is on his priority list while the FDA central office will be given a facelift and maintained. Meanwhile the new FDA managing Director assured that no staff or employee will be hunted for belonging to a particular political party.
For their part, the FDA staff and employees commended President George Manneh Weah for appointing C. Mike Doryen as their Managing Director and pledged their support and cooperation in achieving the mandate of the FDA. Meanwhile, the REDD+ Implementation Unit (RIU) has welcomed the appointment of the new Forestry Development Authority Managing Director and hailed him for pledging to work with partners working in the sector including the REDD+ Implementation Unit to insure sustainable forest and related resource management.