Sampa’s Metro Cab idea received overwhelmingly
Lusaka, July 31st, 2014, ZANIS — PF Matero Constituency MP Miles Sampa says he is happy with his youth empowerment Metro Cab idea, solely to benefit youths in the constituency.
Speaking on his social media face book page, Mr. Sampa says he underestimated it’s potential impact in the area.
He says the response has been overwhelming from all parts of the country and beyond.
He gave an update on the Metro Cab Launch that the full empowerment period has been reduced from three to two years and the weekly amount reduced to K500 from K600 as previously stated.
Mr. Sampa explains that responsible taxi drivers will therefore get to own their cars in two years.
MetroCab started full operations on the launch date , last Tuesday, as a fully registered company under the Companies act.
The MP said his constituency office has appointed Ms Ngolwa Jane Sakala as Chief Executive Officer ( CEO ) of Metro Cab Limited and who will be answerable to a Board of Directors.
The MetroCab is a nonprofit making entity whose sole mandate is to economically empower Youths.
All weekly cashing, according to Mr. Sampa, will be deposited directly in the Metro Cab company account by drivers and once the balance builds up to sufficient amounts to purchase another taxi, a new one will be bought and instantly given to another youth.
‘ We have already been approached by potential financiers for more cabs to reach out to Youths beyond Matero, “ he said.
The next batch of 10 cabs will be rolled out sometime later this year, he said adding that: The only qualifying factor for the raffle being a PSV license (women are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as well).