Johan Mula

Johan Mula was born in 1975 in the town of Birkirkara and brought up under strict discipline particularly by his father who was a career police officer with 33 years of service. He received his primary education at St. Francis School in Birkirkara and his secondary education at the Verdala Junior Lyceum in Cospicua. Thereafter, he continued his studies at the Upper Lyceum in Msida until, at the age of 19, he decided to join the public service with his first role being that of a clerk in the Pensions Section at the Treasury Department. At the age of 22, he was appointed as an immigration officer at the Malta International Airport and held the position of an immigration officer for nearly 18 years until at the age of 40 he decided that it was time for another change. He opted for a new career as a customs officer, a position which he still holds today. Alongside his employment he continued with my studies and in 2015 was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with honours in public administration from the University of Malta.

In 1999, at the age of 24, Johan got married to Loretta with whom he has a daughter Jodie and a son Isaac and moved to the village of Ħal Safi. Although he has always been interested in politics, he has never been directly involved before. It was in 2003 after the general election was won by the Nationalist Party when a committee member of the Labour Party club in Ħal Safi asked him to join the committee. That same year he joined the Labour Party Committee of Ħal Safi. In 2005, after serving for 2 years, he was nominated as the President of the committee, a role in which he served for 10 years until 2015 when he decided to step down.

During this time, he was also approached by the Labour Party to contest the local elections in the locality of Ħal Safi. He contested for the first time in 2004 and for the second time in 2007 when he failed to get elected, the second time by a mere 2 votes. However, in 2012, he was elected with a good number of votes and was appointed deputy mayor after the Labour Party, for the very first time, had won the local elections in Ħal Safi. In 2015, he contested the local elections again. This time he was appointed as mayor of the locality having won the highest number of votes amongst the candidates of the Labour Party who won the local election in Ħal Safi for the second time. On 25th May 2019 he was re-elected.