THE Chess Federation of Zambia (CFZ) has started reviewing its constitution so as to implement an initiative that will strengthen the governance system within its membership. THE Chess Federation of Zambia (CFZ) has started reviewing its constitution so as to implement an initiative that will strengthen the governance system within its membership.
The process of reviewing the constitution is expected to last for two months.
Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, CFZ National Secretary Chanda Nsakanya revealed that the constitution was last reviewed in 2005.
He stated that the new constitution is expected to address CFZs affiliates, corporate structures, plans and policies that are required to achieve their goals and effectively manage their funds.
“CFZ is working on securing resources from the government, civil society and the corporate sector to contribute to the development of chess in the country. We need to have a constitution that meets the governance policy of the National Sports Council of Zambia,” he explained.
Nsakanya added that the resources that were to be secured included funds and other forms of support.
He also said basic standards in the area of governance had been identified in order to ensure public funds were not misappropriated but managed effectively.
“To enhance good governance, strategic planning, financial management, human resources, risk management and organisational policy have been identified,” Nsakanya said.
The draft of the constitution has been sent for assessment to other sporting organisations and associations in the country.