Kambikambi lands new post
Written by Millennium on June 5, 2019
MUKWIMA CHILALA writes
ZAMBIA National Olympic Committee Secretary General Boniface Kambikambi has been appointed to represent Africa on the Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) Advisory Group.
In a letter of appointment and released by the Head of CGA Relations under the Commonwealth Games Federation, Andrew Hibbert, Kambikambi joins 5 other members in representing the 6 regions in the World until 2022.
The Advisory Group provides a forum for both the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Organising Committees (OCs) to seek input from a representative group of CGAs regarding CGA needs and seek feedback from the CGA’s with respect to planning of facilities and services at Commonwealth Games.
Meanwhile National Olympic Committee(NOC) president, Alfred Foloko said he was excited to have a member of his team being appointed as the first Zambian ever to sit on the CGA Advisory Group.
“Speaking on behalf of the NOC, we couldn’t be more pleased with this news that our very own Secretary General has been appointed to such a prestigious group.
“For us this is testament that we must be doing something right and he has our full backing,” Foloko said.
And Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Permanent Secretary Joe Kapembwa said Government was happy to learn of the appointment and had no doubt that Kambikambi would represent Zambia and Africa as a whole effectively.
The full list of the Advisory Group is:
Africa – Boniface Kambikambi – SG Zambia
Americas – Katura Horton-Perinchief – CdM Bermuda 2018
Asia – Syed Shahed Reza – SG Bangladesh
Caribbean – Annette Knot – SG Trinidad and Tobago
Europe – Paul Blanchard – CEO England
Oceania – Jake Wilkins – Team services NZ