14 September 2016 Last updated at: 7:55 PM
TNM, Airtel ripping from Malawians
Malawi’s two giant mobile companies Telekom Networks Malawi and Airtel Malawi are ripping from poor Malawians, it has been claimed.
According to a post made by renowned Lawyer Wapona Kita on Tuesday, the two mobile companies are contributing to poverty in the country through their expensive internet bundles.
Kita claimed that the companies are making as much as 400 percent profit on some data bundles.
“Airtel and Tnm buy internet bundles at K100. And they sell them to us the consumers at K500. And we wonder why we are still poor,” Wapona Kita wrote on Facebook.
Some people who commented on the post claimed that they have just realised now that the two networks are ‘stealing’ from Malawians in broad daylight
“Counsel can you do something I smell cashgate here..,. Day light robbery,” said one commenter.
Last year, the international media reported that Malawi is one of the most expensive countries to use mobile phones since average Malawians use more than half of their earnings on phones.