News  |  18.09.2020

Cameroon: MINFOF suspends 20 wood processing units for complicity in illegal logging

(Business in Cameroon) - On September 4, 2020, the Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Jules Doret Ndongo, signed two decrees temporarily suspending the operations of about twenty wood processing units in the Littoral region.

Cameroon: MINFOF suspends 20 wood processing units for complicity in illegal logging

The units were suspended for non-compliance with their contractual agreements and complicity in illegal logging. The units are namely KN&Co, Établissements la Fierté, Pan Afrikan Wood Company (PAWC), Atlas Group, Lotinono Establishment, Nana, Catali, Eldorado, and Global Division Trading. There are also Inetrbois, Son Hai, Tata & Sons Enterprise, SFE, Chang Sheng, Si Hai, Bois et services, Hett Sarl, Baset Timber, Scaci Sarl and Sasbo Group Société Sali Ndjida, Super exploitation&transformation of wood, Global Division Trading, and Nambois.

"The suspension can only be lifted after the final settlement of the litigation against these companies for non-compliance with their contractual agreements and complicity in illegal logging," the Minister warns.