FORMER Finance deputy minister Miles Sampa has confirmed his removal from his previous ministry where he served since the PF were ushered in office.
Sampa who has been moved to the ministry of commerce confirmed the change by President Sata on his Face book status which read, “Given numerous inquiries, it is my duty to confirm that indeed as of last Tuesday, I am now Deputy Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry. The movement has nothing to do with any of the web speculations whatsoever,” Sampa twitted.
He said he was grateful that Sata had given him a new challenge “For this new challenge and to be part of the Ministry dealing with national wealth creation through SMEs, Companies and Industries In this tour of duty, I will take keen interest on Micro SMEs or ‘Tuntemba’ and assist in enhancing their businesses,” he said.
“I am also keen on the Cement industry as it is cardinal to the Pave Zambia project I look forward to meeting ZCSMBA and ZACCI sometime soon, turns out Lusaka Heavy Industries are based in Matero, but I will visit all areas countrywide and assist with Industrial productivity and social responsibilities Yet again, it’s time to work hard,” read the status.