The Ghana Timber Millers Organization (GTMO) was founded in 1981. Until then millers were part of the Ghana Timber Association (GTA). Through the untiring efforts of its various leaders over the years, the GTMO has grown to become a viable trade organization managed by a well set-up governing structure and a permanent secretariat with the experienced staff.

Members of GTMO are engaged in a wide range of products including the following: Lumber (kiln dried), Strips, Rotary Veneer, Lay – Ons, Sliced Veneer, Broomsticks, Plywood, Poles, Mouldings, Boules, Dowels, Furniture Parts, Doors & Windows, Flooring, Profile Board, Bamboo products. Almost all GTMO companies have kiln drying facilities and can export products of various specifications.


  • To provide a common forum for consultation between the government and its members.
  • To share information on timber trade among its members.
  • To improve on standard of timber products for both local and export market.
  • To strive at all times to provide opportunities for its members to add value to their products.
  • To harness resources and knowledge among its members for forest resources improvement programmes.
  • To provide for the social needs of the people of Ghana, especially in the rural areas.

The GTMO believes that the timber processing industry in Ghana has the potential to make substantial impact on the economy of Ghana as well as sustain the business interests of overseas buyers and investors.

The major areas for investments are: plantation development and value addition (especially tertiary processing). The GTMO welcomes investors from Europe, the Far East, the NAFTA, South Africa and Australia to take up partnership ventures in Ghana’s Timber Industry. The political and economic climate in Ghana is very favourable for investment in the Timber Industry.



Dr. Adam has 38 years’ experience in Tropical Forest Management, Research and Teaching. He has worked in both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

His expertise lies in forest ecology; forest operations planning and management; forest inventory, timber harvesting, project formulation and project management, human resources development and forestry training curricula development.

He obtained a PhD in Forest Exploitation, University of Aberdeen, U.K MSc in Forestry Management and Planning, University of Aberdeen, UK. He previously pursued a BSc. Hons (Natural Resources Management), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

He is currently the Chief Executive (CEO) of the Ghana Timber Millers organization. He is also Ghana’s representative – FAO Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest Industries from 2012 to date. He currently serves as a board member of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority Board from 2012 to date.

He previously served as a board member on Forestry Commission Board from 2009 to 2013. He was President for Ghana Institute of Forester from 2007 to 2011. He was a Program Coordinator for the West Africa Forest Program Office of the World Wide Fund (WWF) for nature conservation from 2008 to 2010. He held a membership status of the Timber Rights Evaluation Committee of the Forestry Commission for 2007 to 2009.

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