Chess President happy with development programme

While the president of the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF), Tshenolo Maruatona sang praise of his executive committee, not all affiliate members in attendance of the annual general meeting (AGM) agreed.

Speaking at the annual gathering held in Lobatse over the weekend, Maruatona stated that despite challenges the committee faced in the past year, they have done well with grassroots development and taking the sport to higher levels.

“This has been an interesting period of humongous milestones, challenges and learning’s, trips out of which we have emerged an even stronger team across all divides,” he said.  Maruatona said Chess continued to be the envy of other sporting codes and continues to enjoy the limelight as a model federation in Botswana and the rest of Africa. “We have been highly applauded by Botswana National Sports Council and the World Chess Body”.  But not everyone agreed with Maruatona’s glorifying report as some of the federation affiliates were critical of his committee.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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