ForestryHarvestingSawmillingWood-Mizer Kolwezi

“I realised there was money in wood when I saw a Wood-Mizer sawmill cutting a log,” says Krishna Wood Sawmill managing director Jinajunga Borisomoya.

The former transport company owner delivered logs to sawmills in Kolwezi, a mining town in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo. But, he says, it quickly became clear that he was in the wrong business.

It was amazing to learn that many Wood-Mizer saws were working in Kolwezi. I was even more amazed to learn that the sawn timber they produce sold for much more than I earned from my log transport business,” Borisomoya comments.

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