Mayor Sampa orders coffin makers to move from UTH

Mayor Sampa orders coffin makers to move from UTH

Lusaka mayor Miles Sampa has ordered coffin sellers to move their wares away from UTH, according to the Daily Mail.

Sampa said the coffin sellers would be relocated to the graveyards if they failed to move.

The coffin sellers opened shops outside the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), where there is a mortuary.

Patients and their relatives are reported to have complained to the Lusaka City Council, prompting the ultimatum.

Mayor Sampa was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying the coffins sellers were depressing patients, making it hard for them to recover.

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