Zomba Gymkhana Club affected by inadequate finances

Management of Zomba Gymkana Golf Course has  disclosed that inadequate financial resources were affecting the operations of the institution.

Zomba Gymkhana Club

Gymkana Club Manager, Dickson Bonongwe said that at first, the Club was running smoothly because there were adequate financial resources.

Bonongwe said, in the past, apart from the money generated from club activities, sponsors were readily available to help and maintain the golf course.

“Various players such as commercial banks, telecommunication companies supported us and the place looked beautiful and nice. However, since management changed from white to Malawian, everything changed and things are no longer the same,” Bonongwe said.

Bonongwe said despite making several attempts to seek support from companies; all the club gets are promises.

“For the golf course to be slashed and cleaned, we need about K500,000 but this is very difficult for us to mobilise on our own without any sponsorship,” he said.

“Even the money we get when people play golf is not enough for us to take care of the course and as a result, it is used to pay salaries for the staff members,” he added.

According to Bonongwe, the golf course was expected to be slashed this month, saying it won’t be possible due to financial constraints.

“Despite the Coronavirus outbreak, we don’t have funds to clean the golf course and we will wait until next month when we have raised enough money.

“If things do get better with us we may resort to asking government to support the club with funds to renovate and maintain the course,” Bonongwe said.

George Chitseko, who is a regular golf player at the club, claims that poor management has affected patronage at the course.

“I think it is all about management, this club used to be one of the best and the most utilized. This is, however, not the same this time. Management needs to do a lot of work on it,” Chitseko said.

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Mwenye
Mwenye
4 months ago

Soon it will turn into a rest house and a bottle store.

Na bi soo
Na bi soo
4 months ago

I grew up a few yards from Zomba gymkhana n I tell u it used to be a beautiful place, a pride for Zomba hearing this is so sad, I can actually picture things in my mind……unfortunate 😢

Farouk Imtiyaz
Farouk Imtiyaz
4 months ago

It is True when Ever any thing is Handeled by Malawians they are very poor in doing that first it was Limbe Country Club look at the status as of Today it is Completely Mis Managed Since Malawians Took over the Management as of Today
Blantyre Sports Club and Game Heaven and Nchalo Illovo Golf Course are the Best as they are still NOT Managed by Malawians

Please Malawians do something good and Do not look at your pockets only and Do Not Fuck up Every thing in Malawi

James Banda
James Banda
4 months ago

Culture

Chittanooga
Chittanooga
4 months ago
Reply to  James Banda

True. Those who took over from the whites never followed their standard of management to the letter. Instead they brought in a culture of looting and laziness. Those who attempted to do things the way whites used to were riduled and sidelined. Those are the fruits so to say. Bring the whites back yo restore sanity …

Uyo
Uyo
4 months ago

For sure. Yet again we have fucked something else up. Koma amalawi ife. Kodi ndi kutemberedwa??? Kapena chiani??? Kuli azunga every Friday kunali club night. Anthu ankaswera snooker, koma nthundu wathu ndi pool basi.

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