By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA
THE adjustment of affiliation fees from K500 to the initial K750 is aimed at increasing revenue for the Federation, says Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) general secretary Bright Chomba.
Chomba clarified in an interview yesterday that before the current ZBF administration was voted into power in 2017, the membership fee per club was K750.
He explained that the current administration at an extraordinary annual general meeting in the same year agreed to reduce the fee to K500 as a way of encouraging other clubs to register with the federation.
“Before we took over the running of boxing, clubs used to pay K750 which was later reduced to K500. But we have realised that K500 was not enough as few clubs paid the said fee. From what we collected and after paying membership fees to a number of sports bodies which include National Olympic Committee and International Boxing Association , we could only remain with K450, which is not enough to execute administrative matters. So far only two clubs have paid: Livingstone and Indeni yet the AGM is this weekend,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chomba said all was in place for Saturday’s AGM to be held in Kabwe.
He called for peace from the councillors and urged them to bring on the floor issues that would develop boxing in Zambia.
He said all clubs that paid the 2018 membership fee were eligible to attend the meeting.