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16.02.2009 General News

Minister of Lands and Forestry demands loyalty from Staff


The Minister of Lands and Forestry, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has demanded from the staff of the Ministry loyalty and dedicated service to enable the government deliver on its promises to the people.

Speaking at a meeting with the staff on his first day in office on Monday, Alhaji Dauda reminded that the task of sustainable management of the country's natural resources calls for high level of hard work.

He said while he would recognize the contribution of all individuals and institute reward schemes to motivate staff for hard work, he would, however, not tolerate laziness.

“I demand from you all to demonstrate a high level of sincerity in all dealings so as to move the agenda of sustainable management of the resources forward,” he said.

Alhaji Dauda told the staff that the big challenge of ensuring that future generations benefited from the country's natural resources could only be achieved in an atmosphere of togetherness and the determination of all to give off their best to the development of the sector.

“In this direction, we must all warm ourselves up and get to the task,” he said and asked the heads of the various departments to prepare to educate the public through effective communications of the various projects and programmes of the Ministry.

He asked the departmental heads to appreciate the work of their subordinates, saying that success in the programmes and projects of the Ministry would depend on the contributions made by all.

Mr Ahmed Bin Saliah, Chief Director of the Ministry, said the staffs would provide the necessary support and asked the Minister to give them recognition and attend to their needs.