Thursday, February 29, 2024

Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa surprises selfless marketeer

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Lusaka residents alerted Lusaka Mayor, Miles Sampa of an old woman that sweeps on Lumumba road early morning on a voluntary basis.

The Mayor then asked for her number and a newspaper vendor nearby called her so that he could speak to her via his phone.

“We spoke and I got to know more about her,’ Mr.Sampa said. She was a marketeer selling Kapenta and Vinkubala (caterpillers) but went broke post Covid lock down. She resorted to sweeping the road and then some good samaritan motorists would give her coins. She also has a house in kwa Frank (Misisi area) where she lives that has been at window level for years.

This morning Mile Sampa suprised her with a visit at her ‘office’ along Lumumba road (Barlow World area).
For her passion, selfless, zeal and voluntary attitude to cleanliness, Miles Sampa rewarded her with;

1. K2000 cash as capital to restock and re-start her Kapenta and Vinkubala business.
2. A LusCab ride which was on standby to instantly take her to Soweto market to buy wholesale a sack of Kapenta and vinkubala. The cab driver ba Miss Mashata then drove her to her home kwa Frank.
3. The Mayor also told her that he would complete her house as soon as possible so that she has a reliable shelter which she can also rent out part of it.

Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa donates K2000 to ambuya Angelina Besa for her selflessness and attitude towards cleanliness
Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa when he suprised ambuya Angelina Besa.

23 COMMENTS

  1. This is the pf blood in him and what we like to see. We hope all mayors and all citizens will emulate his ubuntu nature. I previously commented on Mr Sampas use of social media and how I felt he didn’t know how to use it responsibly. It is clear he got the message and hopefully he will continue on this path rather than posting things that seemed a bit bizarre.

    I also understand that the Facebook celebrity Simon mwewa took it upon himself to defend Mr Sampa for some unknown reasons. However, I also hope that Simon mwewa will heed my advice and change his approach to social media use so that it is more mature. Thank you

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  2. I am not PF but Miles is a great guy; miles ahead of the rat with long teeth!
    He is not only an intellectual but a down to earth human being! Glad we still have such people on our society!

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  3. Never knew the aide de camp for the mayor is female, BA MAYOR NEXT TIME TAKE TIME TO VISIT MUMA KOMBONI AND AWARD HOUSEHOLDS THAT ALSO TAKING TIME TO KEEP THEIR SURROUNDINGS CLEAN.

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  4. Ba KZ can you do such a good work and this is what it to help the vulnerable not insulting, harassing and beating of people at government at work. Miles Sampa is not in a Mwankole group. If you may recall, he does his way of campaign in a different way and not rough like bena KZ, he is completely polite and gentle.

  5. Ba KZ can you do such a good work and this is what it means to help the vulnerable not insulting, harassing and beating of people ati government at work. Miles Sampa is not in a Mwankole group. If you may recall, he does his way of campaign in a different way and not rough like bena KZ, he is completely polite and gentle.

  6. While others are busy spending their money mu Chicagos, Miles is out there helping, if only 10 ministers in PF were this sensible manje the likes of Freedom compound Sikazwe busy kusekaseka namungulu, some people that Edgar Lungu is keeping you just wonder the reasoning behind it.

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  7. Good job Ba Sampa, may the good Lord bless you but it should have been done in secret as the Bible commands. God is the only One Who should have known about your good gesture.

  8. Great gesture as it may sound, but standing in front of paparazzi when dishing out money as he did is only good for Miles Sampa, the beneficiary is a vulnerable woman at risk of being abused or attacked by thieves. If the help is of free will (without strings), go incognito. I fear for the woman, that’s all.

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  9. Macgyver you have a point. However when I raise such points about social media responsibility, I am called a hater and people think I have a personal grudge against miles. With leadership comes responsibility. Others even went to conclude that I was personally attacking miles when I reminisced about old times with nchimunya. Having a good time with someone does not mean you have bedded them. And even if I bedded them, so what? Its history

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  10. Well done the mayor of LC, kindness goes a long way. I remember the great Michael Sata when I was a student at Kabulonga Boys , stamping Lusaka City which changed and became clean, Miles is following in the same footprints

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  11. Wonderful gesture by the Mayor. Well done Miles for utilising social media for mature and responsible things. Your help to this selfless woman cannot go unapplauded, you’ve done a meaningful thing in her life and that of her children. Keep up the good work on this new path!!!

  12. So now who is going to sweep the street when she is gone …is LCC going to do it work for once? And that house in Msisi what happens if it is on illegal land will you still go ahead and complete it?

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