BENEDICT TEMBO, Lusaka
LUSAKA Golf Club president Ian Ratnam and his entire executive have gone through unopposed.
During the club’s annual general meeting on Friday, Ratnam, who will be serving his last term, and former captain Nsama Mataka, who has returned as vice-president, bounced back.
Others who have been retained include Clive Shamwana as club captain and Kevin Cummings as vice-captain.
Nata Nataraaj has abandoned the role of treasurer and is now honorary secretary, taking over from Morris Mujala, who did not seek re-election.
Pai Ganu is the new treasurer.
Bwalya Kasolo is new tournament secretary while committee members are Kondolo Chandalala, Mark Listing, Rudolph Mugabe who has bounced back, Isaac Ndhlovu and Pravin Patel.
Although Ratnam expressed delight at being re-elected unopposed during his nine-year service to the club, he was disappointed with the low turnout during the AGM.
He, however, said the low turnout could mean members were happy with the way the club was being run.
Some members expressed worry with the penalties accrued to the National Pensions Scheme Authority for non-payment of returns by some former regimes of the club.
The penalties stand at K875,367.
There is also the property rates payment of K630,000 owing to the Lusaka City Council.
Meanwhile, the club has projected a K5.5 million budget for 2017-2018 in revenue and capital expenditure, with the Zambia Open tournament expected to contribute about 19 percent.