Tanzania Olympic Committee (TOC) bemoans a slow response by the Boxing Federation of Tanzania (BFT) that has so far failed to make use of the available funds earmarked for conducting a boxing management course.
TOC secretary general Filbert Bayi said so far the BFT has failed to submit the name of an internationally recognised course facilitator for the course.
Bayi said the Swiss-based International Boxing Association (AIBA) has forwarded money through the TOC since last year for the BFT to conduct the course.
However, the funds were advanced when BFT membership was still in suspension, but the TOC had reserved the funds for use in the ongoing season.
The course aimed at improving amateur boxing administrators in the country.
“We had communicated to BFT last year that they must select a date, place and identify the name of the person who will facilitate the seminar,” he said.
Bayi could not say the reprisal which BFT would be subjected to should they fail to organize the course in time.
However, laxity would jeorpadise additional benefits to be accrued by the BFT if the body fails to make full use of funds for the boxing assignment.
Responding to TOC complaints, BFT secretary general Mashaga Makore said the federation is doing everything possible to identify the facilitator of the seminar.
Makore said the challenge remains on how to appoint an internationally recognised facilitator of the seminar.
Meanwhile, TOC has asked all sporting disciplines in the country to start compiling history of their associations in readiness for the cerebrations to mark 50th anniversary of Tanganyika independence in December.
Bayi said the history should include when the sports disciplines were formed, its first officials, achievements, failures, competitions attended, medals won and also names of people who represented the associations at local and international events.
“We want Tanzanians to know what our associations have done in the past fifty years, this will be displayed at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam during the anniversary celebrations,” said Bayi.