22 January 2013

Zambia: Roan Golf Club Up for Sale

THE future of troubled Roan Golf Club hangs in the balance after the receiver of the defunct Roan Antelope Mining Corporation (RAMCOZ) listed it again among several properties in Luanshya earmarked for sale.

Roan Golf Club has been advertised for sale alongside other sports, social and several non-core assets in the mining town. RAMCOZ's receiver has listed 53 properties for sale.

According to the advertisement, the once vibrant golf club is being sold for KR2, 062,000 (K2.062 billion) and interested buyers are expected to submit their bids before February 15 to the Administrator General and Official Receiver at New Kent Building in Lusaka.

"The Receiver/Manager of Roan Antelope Mining Corporation of Zambia (In Receivership) hereby invites bids for the purchase of the underlisted properties situated in Luanshya in the Copperbelt Province.

Sealed bids clearly marked 'Tender for the sale of (name of property)' should be addressed to the undersigned and deposited in the tender box provided on the 2nd Floor, New Kent Building, Administrator General and Official Receiver, Lusaka on or before the 15th February, 2013 at 14:30 hours," part of the advertisement reads.

Nine years ago, the golf club and other sports facilities in the mining town were up for sale and the residents had to passionately appeal to the Government to halt the move by RAMCOZ.

When contacted yesterday, Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) president, Charles Mwanza said the union was aware of the pending sale but would issue a comprehensive statement after an executive committee meeting.

In the recent past, the club has also been grappling with land encroachment on the golf course and ZGU promised to help the club by tabling the matter with the relevant authorities.

Other properties for sale are Mpatamatu Sports Complex, Roan Social Club, Chaise Sports Complex, Muliashi Playing Ground, Kalulu Ground and Section 25 Clinic Playing Ground.

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