THE National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) has directed that the upcoming Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) elective general congress will go ahead as planned, despite a petition from stakeholders.
Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotion – OQBP Chairperson Raphael Chalwe had petitioned the National Sports Body to sanction for an extraordinary general meeting, to allow the boxing fraternity to seek answers from the ZBF executive on several constitutional, administrative and operational matters.
ZANIS Sports reports that Sports Council Secretary General Raphael Mulenga said the petition does not have enough cause to call for an extra ordinary general meeting before the elective congress.
In a letter dated May 18, 2021 and addressed to Chalwe, the Sports Council advised the petitioner to engage the ZBF executive and submit his concerns for inclusion on the agenda of the elective congress.
Mulenga pointed out that organizing two annual general meetings consecutively and within a short space of time has cost implications on the ZBF.
He adds that the period of tenure for the ZBF Executive is coming to an end and requiring the executive to organize two AGMs may force the office bearers to overstay in the office contrary to the constitution of the national boxing federation.
Mulenga stressed that the upcoming elective congress for the Zambia Boxing Federation provides the best platform for all boxing stakeholders to discuss contentious issues and chart the way forward for boxing in the country.
The Zambia Boxing Federation is expected to hold an elective annual general meeting in June 2021 to usher in new leaders and chart the development of the country’s boxing agenda.