Commerce and Trade Deputy Minster Miles Sampa has donated his September salary towards the maintenance and protection of the house of President Sata’s father in Chitulika village in Mpika District.
The Deputy Minister said his donation is aimed at ensuring that the house for the late Langforiv Sata is turned into a heritage site.
Mr Sampa was speaking in Mpika yesterday after inspecting the house and later launched a project named Langi Trust to oversee the maintenance of Mr Langforiv Sata’s house.
He explained that the project will be sustained through contributions from well-wishers and will also help orphans to access education.
Mr Sampa who is also Matero MP has since appointed Julius Komaki as interim chairperson to coordinate the activities of the trust and ensure that the yard is fenced from being vandalized further.
He said that the project will be sustained through contributions from all well-wishers adding that it will not have any funding from the Government.
Mr Sampa called on people of Chitulika village and Mpika as a whole to protect President Sata from enemies and support the government’s national development agenda.
And some Chitulika residents who attended the launch of the project thanked the deputy minister for Commerce and Trade for the gesture and pledged to support and protect President Sata and the Chitulika heritage site.