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.
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.
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.
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.