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.