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Corporate Social Responsibility

Community Development Programme

MCL strongly believes in development of communities around its operations as a key factor for its sustainable growth. It follows a well-defined Community Development Programme aimed at addressing the needs of these communities and bringing in socio - economic development for uplifting the living standards of people in Sinazongwe District as a whole and in other areas where the company conducts its business.


The Company focuses on health, education and livelihood development activities. MCL has dedicated USD 3 per ton of washed coal sold to fund its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.


Health
Objective:
  • To create awareness and improve health standards
  • To support and improve existing health care facilities

Strategy:
  • Conducting medical camps and spreading awareness of malaria, cervical cancer, etc
  • Providing clean drinking water
  • Maintaining clean surroundings

As part of MCL’s on-going CSR initiatives, the company conducted a series of medical camps at Maamba and Sinakumbi and screened residents for malaria and cervical cancer. Those who tested positive were given suitable treatment or referred to near district hospital.


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Education
Objective:
  • To promote education in rural areas and encourage higher education

Strategy:
  • Improve educational standards of Maamba Basic School
  • Sponsoring school students and teachers for educational tours
  • Providing infrastructural and economic support to the disadvantaged and deserving students
  • Extending support for education in Sinazongwe District

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Beneficiaries:
  • Vulnerable children studying in Maamba and other school dropouts in the community

Livelihood
Objective:
  • To lend a helping hand to people by providing means of livelihood and empowerment through entrepreneurship

Strategy:
  • Facilitating establishment of dairy, cattle, goats and poultry units by vulnerable and poor women
  • Vocational training in welding and other trades.
  • Providing shelter to facilitate sale of products by local entrepreneurs

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Sustainable Employment Creation
  • Fishing and fish farming: Supporting local communities in fishing by providing fishing rigs on lease and popularisation of cage fish farming, on the lake, through out-grower schemes.
  • Livestock development: Improving livestock by educating and providing training to locals for introduction of new genetic breeds through crossbreeding.

Infrastructural Facilities

MCL constructed 32 km long Maamba- Masuku road and foot bridges in Maamba town. A 28 km long road from Maamba to Kariba Lake under construction and a water reticulation system for the benefit of the local communities is under implementation by MCL.


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Sports

Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) actively sponsors three major sports: Football, Boxing and Golf through Zamcoal Diggers Football Club, Maamba Boxing Club and Maamba Golf Club under the auspices of Maamba Development Trust (MDT) established to take care of non-core functions of the Company.

MCL encourages students to realize their potential in various sports activities, by supporting the school sports calendar as outlined by the Ministry of Education.

MCL has upgraded the Golf Club House at Maamba to provide recreation facilities to MCL employees and the community. It houses a bar, a restaurant, a gymnasium, pool tables and table tennis court.


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