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Our History

The Private Afforestation Developers Organization (PADO) was incorporated into the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) as an association (Economic Sector Based Private Organization-ESBPO) in 2010. It has a principal office in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It was formed with the main aim of spearheading private afforestation development in Ghana. In this vain, the organization subscribes to the ideals of green global policy towards ensuring a sound environmental management on a sustainable manner.

This subscription is achieved through the planting of trees to ensure environmental greening and curb deforestation so the effect of climate change can be reduced. The organization undertakes their tree planting activities in a manner that will create employment opportunities for the vulnerable especially inhabitants of forest fringe communities.

The current membership strength of the organization is about 97; made up of individuals and private companies. The members are generally located in the Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Volta regions of Ghana. These areas are best known for sustainable forest plantation in Ghana. Subscribing to the organization is voluntary and any member has the free-will to leave the organization when he or she chooses.

The Executive


George A. Amankwaa

PADO President

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Hon. A. Adjei Yeboah

Vice President

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Yaw Asotia Boakye


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Pastor Asare Baffour


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Joan Ofori

Women Convener, PADO Women's Wing

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Tree is Life

The Private Afforestation Development Organisation (PADO) is an Economic Sector Based Private Organisation formed to champion the cause of private afforestation development in Ghana. With "Tree is Life" as its motto; the organisation has a mission to "ensure an environmentally sound management, enhanced employment opportunities through private sector afforestation investment".

Our goal is to develop, market and ensure the availability of quality but affordable wood products in the Ghanaian market.

The Private Afforestation Developers Organization has specific values, ideals and codes of conduct that guide its operations so that all activities that PADO carries out are executed in an effective and efficient manner. These set of values, ideals and conducts bind all members and each single member has the duty to oblige to them. Also, the organization respects the collaboration and partnership from government, donor agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the discharge of its duties to ensure that the underlying aim of the formation of the association is fully achieved.

Goals And Objectives



Advocate for improved policy for greater private sector participation in the agro-forestry industry.


Marketing Strategies

Develop, Market and ensure the availability of quality but affordable wood products in the Ghanaian market.


Technology Application

To ensure the adoption of state-of art technology in forestry development and management by members.


Stakeholder Collaboration

To collaborate with the Forestry Commission in ensuring best forestry management and conservation programs in Ghana.


Policy Setting

To bring together private afforestation developers associations in Ghana under a common umbrella to influence policies in the forestry sector.


Strategic Partnership

Establish partnership with forestry and environmental-related organisations and corporate institutions in Ghana, Africa and across the world to support environmental programmes through a global advocacy network.

Tree Is Life!

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