Mulli’s Celcom employees on strike

There was commotion at the country’s fourth telecom company Celcom Limited on Thursday afternoon when its employees staged a strike demanding their fortnight wages.

Striking workers

Striking workers

Celcom which, for years, has been failing to rollout is situated in Ginnery Corner in Blantyre and is 100 percent owned by local conglomerate, the Mulli Brothers Limited.

The striking employees- majority of them labourers- were vocal and blocked the company’s executive officers’ cars from going out of the compound.

The employees are demanding their fortnight wages, which at the time of publishing this article, were not paid.

Celcom is a fourth mobile company in Malawi. The company said would invest $270- million in the company’s network.

Leston Mulli, Managing Director of Mulli Brothers, once said Celcom would focus on making cellular phone services affordable and accessible to many Malawians, including those in rural areas.

Malawi’s existing mobile operators are  TNM and Airtel Malawi, a subsidiary of Indian multinational Airtel.

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Mulli is the best.

Keen Observer

I disagree with you levelheaded hard working my foot, do you even the meaning the word? Which hard working has made Mulli rich other than stealing government money???????????


You get nothing by cursing rich people. You curse him as an individual while many are praying for his prosperity everyday. Look to those people in the picture. Good looking than some employees we see everyday in our towns. Milli may be having difficulties these days like any other business persons but that does not make him to roll out a telecommunications company. He is the best example of the local entrepreneurs who has accumulated fortunes out of hardworking. I personally admire this guy and would like to reach there one day.

His Excellency the Life President Wolemekezeka Mkango Lion Chivomorezi Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza
His Excellency the Life President Wolemekezeka Mkango Lion Chivomorezi Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza

Mulli nkhaza.

The Analyst
A word or two for Mulli Sisters or Brothers or Biscuits or Chickens or whatever! Business demands honesty and intelligence, and you Mulli lack both. You are not an honest man Mulli. You stole k5 bn from MSB and the state shielded you. Malawians are still bitter with you, you should know. Look Mulli, you steal money from somebody and open up a shop and expect that somebody to be your customer? Do you seriously think that any Malawian will be a customer of your telecom company? Santa Maria! Cant you see you are failing to display any trait of… Read more »

Chuma cha kuba sichilimba. Mudzafa imfa yonzunzika anthu akuba inu. MSB bank komweko. Mulanje mousntain komweko. Mufuna zonsnn zikhale zanu. Akazi aweni kulanda

jack Phalombe

Telecom business is a serious venture that require professionals not malebala. Mulli siungazikwanise izi. Your homeboys in MACRA have misled you

I don’t think the reason for striking is diversification. It’s salaries period! You can diversify as much you can and you don’t need to be jack of all trades. All you need is to head hunt the best to work for you. We have many examples of companies that are highly diversified: Dangote,Bidvest, Glencore just to name a few. In Malawi, we need such brains which build empires in the industries. One of these is Mulli Brothers hate them or love them! Whether they aligned themselves with the Government of the day is nothing new. Some rich companies in the… Read more »

These strikes are not new as far as Muli businesses are concerned, very little pay, erratic pay days, no overtime pay but working 24hrs a day, that is Mulli’s mafia business, a chain of unpaid ngongoles

George phiri

You cant run a telecommunication company by having dpp supporters as its customers.

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