Miles Sampa, arguably the best performing MP – UNZA Network

Edgar Lungu & Miles Sampa together during the 2011 campaigns
Edgar Lungu & Miles Sampa together during the 2011 campaigns


Born in the sprawling township of Matero, Miles Sampa’s journey to leadership has been of enduring determination. Raised by a single mother, Sampa overcame all odds and went to Kalomo High School and later to the University of Zambia, where he obtained a degree in Agriculture Economics. He was Head of Treasury at Barclays Bank and later joined as Director at Finance Bank.

He joined politics and contested the Matero Constituency, which he won with one of the largest landslides in the country. He was appointed Deputy Minister (Provincial Minister- Southern Province) and later served in similar capacity at Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce.

Arguably the best performing Member of Parliament in the country by any standard, Miles Sampa over the years has proved that age is not a factor in leadership. Miles Sampa, pregnant with innovation and energy, has always achieved above his peers and even those above his age in his political career and prior to that, as a bank professional. He has always been a man who has translated even the smallest developmental plans on to the bigger stage. With the right support around him, it is arguable and very probable that Miles Sampa can replicate his personal and professional achievements on to a national level.

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