… Federation operates on N$ 5 000
By: John Tuerijama
THE newly elected Namibia Chess Federation (NACF) executive has inherited a mere budget of N$ 5 000 from its predecessor to run its 2018 program, which amongst others include hosting the popular Namibia Chess Championships scheduled from 29 March to 2 April.
In an exclusive interview with Confidente recently, NACF President Israel Shilongo noted that, currently the federation has N$ 5 000 in its bank’s savings account they have to utilize for activities before the current financial year concludes in April. Shilongo is hopeful that the amount is likely to increase with the registration fee of its members and players’ registrations for various tournaments.
Namibia is expected to participate at the 2018 World Chess Federation (WCF) Olympiad slated for September in Georgia, Batumi, and more funding is needed for Namibia to send the anticipated 10 players and officials. He said the federation needs about N$240 000 to run its activities and for players to compete internationally, while Team Namibia for the Chess Olympiad would need N$ 170 000.
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