DECEMBER 5, 2022


ZACCI recognizes Zambia’s largest independent power producer and coal mine for its sustainable workforce and resilient industry innovation leadership


LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Maamba Collieries Limited has been recognised by the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) for its best practices in managing its workforce and resilience during the pandemic.

Under the theme “Business Resilience, Using Disruptions to Bounce Back”, ZACCI recognised MCL’s sustainable workforce and resilience through innovation as key factors in building a positive dynamic industry that generates a supportive work environment promoting well-being, worker attitudes and increased efficiency in the use of resources.

Maamba Collieries Chief Executive Officer Lt Col Cyrus Minwalla (Retd) said the company was honoured to receive the two awards from the ZACCI.

MCL received two awards –first prize for the best sustainable workforce, and second place as a resilient industry innovation leader at the event, which was graced by Minister of Green Economy and Environment, Eng. Collins Nzovu.

This year’s theme strongly resonated with MCL, because since privatisation, the company has faced challenges, but has remained steadfast in its commitment to contribute to the country’s energy basket and economy.

MCL’s success as Zambia’s largest coal producer is largely attributed to its workforce, and the company believes that no business entity can achieve greater sustainability without the involvement of a motivated workforce. Therefore, since it began operations, the company has dedicated itself to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of its most cherished asset – its employees.

MCL employs some 1,500 people, more than 85 per cent of whom are indigenous Zambians and remains committed to building lasting relationships that have long-term impact to help continuously improve, grow and promote economic development with ZACCI and industry stakeholders in areas and sectors of business that play a pivotal role in the sustainability of the energy sector and economy at large.


About Maamba Collieries Ltd
Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL), in Sinazongwe District in Southern Province, is Zambia’s largest coal mine and the nation’s biggest Independent Power Producer (IPP) with Zambia’s only coal-fired Thermal Power Plant (TPP).
The company operates a 300 MW (2 X 150 MW units) modern, eco-friendly coal-fired power plant – the only one of its kind in Zambia – with the capacity to supply 10 percent of the country’s current installed electricity generation capacity.
MCL is owned 65 percent by Nava Bharat Singapore Pte and 35 percent by ZCCM-IH, with US$919 million invested since 2010.
The plant provides diversity in the nation’s energy mix and contributes to the nation’s base load electricity demand with high-availability power that is independent of climate change.

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Gillian Langmead at Langmead & Baker Ltd.
+260 979 060705.

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