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During his speech at Movitel’s launching ceremony, Mozambican President Armano Emilio Guebuza highly appreciated Viettel’s contribution to Mozambique

Antonio Edmundo: The Story Behind Movitel’s Director antonio edmundo, 23 years old, is currently the Director of the movitel’s district centre island Ilha de mozambique, nampula province. Just two years ago, he was only a house helper in the office business center of movitel, sa – a joint venture between vietnamese company viettel and mozambique’s spI Company. antonio’s journey from a house helper to a master might surprise many people; through hard work and determination, this man’s dreams became a reality. whilst working for movitel from January 2012 as a house helper since the company opened stores in the district of namialo, antonio was highly appreciated by the District Director of namialo – mr. khanh, who hired him due to his enthusiasm, hard work and loyalty.

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With a philosophy of integrating business development with social responsibility, Movitel has taken part in the sustainable development Mozambique and helped changing the life of people here, particularly the poor and the rural population”

khanh had an intention to train him to be store staff, as antonio had already obtained knowledge of the store’s daily operations knowing where and how to store the merchandise - and understanding the work of each member of staff. after some time, noticing the extremely agile and quick understanding of the “house helper”, Director khanh assigned antonio to manage a mobile sales team. every morning, after a decent cleaning the entire store, from 8am, antonio led the team to go out selling goods in remote areas. In september 2012, antonio was promoted to the salesman of the shop; however, he still took care of the house cleaning at the same time. But from that time on, antonio’s work expanded. In addition to leading mobile teams, he was also in charge of managing and delivering goods to points of sale.

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Africa Outlook Issue 19  

Essential reading for those who want to keep up to date with African business.

Africa Outlook Issue 19  

Essential reading for those who want to keep up to date with African business.