Zambia: MCL seeks arbitration over $350m arrears

Issue 427 - 19 Nov 2020

Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) has launched arbitration proceedings against Zambian state power utility Zesco in London’s High Court seeking payment of $350m of arrears. MCL, majority-owned by India’s Nava Bharat Ventures, says it may be forced to shut its 300MW coal-fired power plant as mounting debt and pressure from lenders pose a serious threat to the viability of its operations.

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