By MOSES CHIMFWEMBE –
NATIONAL sports bodies have welcomed the ultimatum by Sports Council of Zambia (SCZ) chairperson Mwamba Kalenga on the need for affiliates to hold their annual general meetings (AGM) by March monthend ahead of the Council’s AGM in April.
Zambia Table Tennis Association (ZTTA) president Charles Chenda said in an interview yesterday that the ultimatum was timely and that his association would therefore hold its AGM on March 21 at which new office bearers will be elected.
Zambia Judo Association (ZJA) president Alfred Foloko said the sports bodies in the country had the mandate to ensure that holding AGMs became a tradition.
Foloko said the SCZ was therefore spot on to impose a ban on associations that would not hold the AGMs from attending the forthcoming SCZ AGM.
“The ultimatum has come at a right time, you know AGMs must be a tradition for every association and for us, we will be holding ours in March,” he said.
And Zambia Tennis Association (ZTA) president Francis Musonda commended the SCZ’s move adding that there was need to restore accountability in sports bodies.
Chenda said that the ZTA would be having its meeting in Kabwe on this weekend to review the association’s performance in 2013 and set goals for 2014.
“As sports bodies we need to heed to the SCZ warning because it is a step in the right direction, so we commend them for that,” he said.