The Forestry Department is an Agency of the newly formed Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC). This Ministry is charged with drafting the blueprint to drive economic growth and sustainable development in Jamaica.
The Ministry has responsibility for seven (7) critical portfolio areas.
They are: Land, Environment, Climate Change, Investment, Water and Wastewater, Housing and Works.
The Political Directorate of the Ministry is headed by the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, O.N., M.P.