Just like we predicted, Miles Sampa was just politicking on his heavily publicised ‘Good Samaritan’ gesture regarding a baby that was dumped and left for dead in Lusaka’s Mass Media area.
Unlike the proclamations and public posters put by Miles Sampa that he has adopted the child and will take it as his own bloody, the baby has been handed over to its’ grandfather.
Muvi Tv reported last evening that the infant has since been taken to Kasempa District in North-Western Province where its grandfather is based.
Both Davy Makai the infant’s relative and UTH Public Relations Manager Mwenya Mulenga confirmed that the baby is with its loving relatives. The relatives did not even have to make a show of good deeds like Miles Sampa who wanted to exploit the infant’s plight for his political gains.
There are a lot of homeless street kids in Matero and on Sampa’s way to town everyday so why can’t he open a drop in centre where he can be feeding these poor children?
Next Sampa will ‘tune us’ that he chartered a plane to take the bay to Kasempa.
On Wednesday, Sampa caused the following trash to be published in the Daily Mail:
In a typical Biblical style tale of hope and inspiration, Deputy Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Miles Sampa has become a father again but this time not with his wife. In a rare show of goodwill, the Matero law maker has decided to adopt a baby that was dumped by its mother in Lusaka’s Kalingalinga Township about a week ago. Mr Sampa said he will support the child who was found wrapped in Shoprite Checker’s plastic bags on August 22 around the whole tiny body and left for dead as his own. Mr Sampa said he will take the infant-now named Moses-as his own and will provide it with everything a parent can provide a child. Mr Sampa has since checked regularly on the baby’s condition in the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) where it was admitted after learning about the incident on MuviTV last weekend. “I have since offered to be a foster or Godfather to Moses and will ensure that all the needs of the child are taken care of as my own to the fullest extent,” Mr Sampa said. He said he will consult with the child’s family and relevant government agencies to determine an appropriate approach with which to ensure the child receives care. Last year, Mr Sampa offered K15, 000 as a reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the people that brutally killed NIPA student Ruth Mbandu, as he continues his philanthropy work away from law making. He has since opened a memorial account for Ruth where members of the public wishing to contribute can deposit the money. Mr Sampa becomes the first legislator to adopt a child as the number of children being dumped mostly by teen mothers appears to rise.