Gidabuday delighted by AT achievements

09Nov 2019
Joseph Mchekadona
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Gidabuday delighted by AT achievements

THE outgoing Athletics Tanzania (AT) Secretary General Wilhelm Gidabuday has said he is leaving the office a happy person after fulfilling almost half of his promises.

Acting Secretary General Ombeni Zavalla.

Gidabuday issued the statement on Thursday in Dar es Salaam when he officially handed over AT office to the association.

He resigned from his post last week for what he termed as the benefit of athletics in the country.

The event was witnessed by many people who included AT’s Acting Secretary General Ombeni Zavalla, the association’s vice president responsible for administration and finance, William Kallaghe, and other members of the secretariat.

The handover included documents, equipment and financial records. Gidabuday promised to handover all of the remaining documents to the association within a week.

“I thank the executive members of AT for being with me all the time and also for accepting my resignation,” he disclosed.

“I promise to help them in any way they feel my services are needed, the aim is to see to it athletics in the country is growing from strength to strength.”

He further said his focus now is on talent identification and he will be basing in Arusha and Manyara regions.

On her remarks AT Acting Secretary General, Ombeni Zavalla, hailed Gidabuday for his services and asked athletics stakeholders in the country not to be worried because of Gidabuday’s resignation but rather work together to develop the sport.

She asked all of athletics stakeholders to support her so that she can execute her duties diligently.

The association is set to host its annual congress in December.

The congress’ attendants, among other things, will discuss the amendment of the association’s constitution.

The amendment will, for one, see the elected secretary general serve as the association’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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