Miles Sampa Keeping three cows at his residence in order to save money from buying milk
Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa says he is currently keeping three cows at his newly built Leopards Hill road residence in order to save money from buying milk, given the tough economic times. Sampa said in the next six months, he might start supplying milk to Parmalat.
The Lusaka Mayor has asked those claiming that a road was closed in order to accommodate his cows to lodge a formal complaint with the council.
“Yes I have three cows, I imported them from Mazabuka so I can supplement my domestic needs for milk. If I have excess milk, then I will supply to Parmalat. Most residents of Lusaka keep livestock in their home yards ranging from chicken, goats to horses. I only have three and won’t acquire more. Along Leopards Hill road, it’s generally designated as mixed use area that is for human and other ventures be it business related,” Miles Sampa said.
He said keeping three cows in his area was not illegal as long as they were not a nuisance to neighbors.
“My research at LCC is that keeping domestic animals is allowed in minimal numbers (dogs only two) and as long as it is not a nuisance to neighbors via noise pollution or other forms of community disturbances. My three cows are in peace and the house essentially has no near neighbors. The average neighbor is about 100 metres away,” The Lusaka Mayor said.
Source: Diamond Tv