Thursday, August 2, 2018

Anglophone crisis forces Dutch firm to shut down operations in Mamfe

JDC | The conflicting in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon is taking a heavy toll on economic activities with businesses shutting down almost on a daily basis.

The latest in case is the Dutch wood processing and trading company Wijma Kampen B.V. through its subsidiary CAFECO .

The firm’s saw mill in Mamfe, South West Region of Cameroon has seized its forest exploitation operations in the area due to the current situation.

The mother company, Wijma says it is difficult to envisage when peace will be sufficiently restored in the area thus as a procedural consequence the current FSC® certificate has also been made dormant, until operations can be resumed.

However, the company’s branch in the South Region of Cameroon, will increase production beginning this month to cover up for the loss and reduction of timber flow from the South West region.