MV Ilala back on Lake Malawi: Mota Engil commits to sort out workers demands

The MV Ilala is reportedly back on Lake Malawi after Malawi Shipping Company Workers have accepted to get back to work as the management finalizes their agreement by 30th September 2020.

MV Ilala on Lake Malawi: It provides transport for Likoma and Chidzumulu islanders

It is said the Mota Engil which runs the Vessel has also written a commitment letter through government that it will sort out on the workers demands.

The workers union secretary, Emmanuel Wisiki confirmed on Saturday saying they have given the management until 30th September to work on their grievances.

“It is true we have accepted to resume work and the  MV Ilala has also resumed from 19th September 2020. The Crew have agreed to work until 30 September, 2020 to have the rest of their demands met,” said Wisiki.

The three week break of MV Ilala created panic to the islanders as hundreds of the people scrambled for the lone Lamani boat to connect to the mainland for basic necessities.

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1 year ago

This is one ticking boom. How on earth is that thing going up to now?

1 year ago

This is most distressing to hear. This old tin can should be moored as a floating museum before it kills somebody.

Kambewa ngozo
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

Is more than 50 years old and we are still using iit. We are going to stop when it kills people.
Illala should be at museum.
Dzuka Malawi.
Mark my words Illala will kill people one day.

Mbanje Legalised
Mbanje Legalised
1 year ago
Reply to  Kambewa ngozo

New and modern vessels have killed people elsewhere. Even new cars are killing people.

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