MCM showcases 50 years of sustainability and continous empowerment at the Global Expo Botswana
Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) has taken its sustainability and empowerment agenda to the ongoing Global EXPO Botswana, with its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Edwin Elias, detailing the mine’s contribution towards Botswana’s economic growth. Mr. Elias along with other MCM officials are currently attending the Global Expo that started in Gaborone on Wednesday, 11 October 2023, themed ‘EU-Botswana: Connecting Goods, People and Services for a Sustainable future.’
“At the heart of Morupule Coal Mine’s operations, mining sustainably and innovation are core to our strategic pillars. We therefore are continually committed to driving economic growth through key initiatives such as citizen economic empowerment, that bear the required impact of sustainable job creation and resilience of our business,” said Mr Elias.
He further mentioned that as an accountable corporate citizen tangibly committed to delivering results, one must invest in the economic backbone of the nation, being Small, Micro & Medium Enterprises (SMMEs). “Our sentiment as MCM is that President Masisi’s Reset and Reclaim Agenda, including the recently launched Mindset Change Campaign, will serve as a critical success factor in achieving this.”
Demonstrating Morupule Coal Mine’s commitment to positively impacting the economy, MCM Supply Chain Manager, Mr. Resego Keipidile shared in an interview on Gabz FM that, “the company's evolution and devotion to creating value for its shareholders, as well as stakeholders, especially citizens, is premised on the current MCM # Strategy. Mr. Keipidile noted that a key aspect of this strategy is the mine’s Citizen Economic Empowerment Programme (CEEP), which aims to spend BWP1.5 billion of its Supply Chain spend to Citizen-Owned Companies by 2027, thereby supporting 3000 jobs. Currently, MCM has already spent BWP491 million to Citizen Owned Companies, sustaining 594 jobs on-site.