Thursday, October 22, 2020

Botswana motor sport body goes off road

The Botswana Motor Sport Association (BMS) was recently suspended by the Federation of Motors (FIM) after internal bickerings and “failure” to pay the affiliation licence fees. 

It is said BMS had not been paying their licence affiliation fees to the international mother body for some time now.

However, sources within the association revealed that its President, Simon Modisaemang, used his personal funds to pay the outstanding fees they owed to FIM despite the availability of funds in the association’s account, which concerned some members of the executive committee and affiliates.

“What happened is that he paid the outstanding balances to FIM without making consultations and was later refunded. Association members were no happy with this and the body’s funds were frozen. 

“FIM then decided to suspend permits and licences and informed us that our permits and licences had been revoked,” they said.

Information reaching this publication is that Modisaemang resigned from his position in May 2016 in a formal meeting.

Botswana Motorsport Association was set to hold an Annual General Meeting last week but it was called off because the association’s finances were not ready and the committee did not form a quorum.

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