By Our team
Rally driver Rajiv Ruparelia has officially taken over the leadership Central Motorsport Club (CMC) formed 12-years ago from founder Rajab Kavuma.
Ruparelia was appointed Chairman of the five-member Board of Trustees which is the Club’s top management organ.
Other members of the 2017 Nile Special-Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) rally driver of the year Christakis Fitidis, Nelson Walusimbi (Secretary), Mike Mwangi (Treasurer) and Junju Kiwewa (Member).
Kavuma has been club chairman since its inception in 2008.
In his handover speech Kavuma cautioned the new leaders against individualism if they are to achieve the club objectives.
“You should work as a team if you are to be successful,” Kavuma noted.
The Executive committee chairman Shyam Kotecha promised that his club will organise safe and quality rally events.
“We are organise capacity building training so that officials, safety Marshals, competitors and volunteers are equipped with knowledge and experience to organise quality events,” Kotecha said.
“As a club we shall be involved in charity activities to be able to build communities and empower children because they are the future of motorsport and our country,” Kotecha added.
The club has ordinary membership which goes for sh600,000 per year and life membership that goes for sh5m.
The club has recruited top drivers including national rally champions Jas Mangat, Dr. Ashraf Ahmed, Christakis Fitidis, Yasin Nasser and Super Lady Suzan Muwonge.
Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) vice president Shemmy Ssenkatuuka lauded the club members for organising a peaceful election and urged other clubs to emulate that.
He urged the new executive to stick to the sporting ethics as they promote their club and be able to protect the integrity of the Club.
He also advised them to work harder as a team if they are to achieve targets.
Board of Trustees:
Chairman: Rajiv Ruparelia
Vice chairman Christakis Fitidis
Secretary: Nelson Walusimbi
Treasurer: Mike Mwangi
Member: Junju Kiweewa.
Chairman: Shyam Kotecha
Vice Chairman: Said Kakeeto
General Secretary: Enock Olinga
Treasurer: Anuj Thakhrar
Competitions Secretary: Avan Singh
Health & Safety: Gideon Kirumira
Fans & Media Secretary: Gareth Onyango
Disciplinary secretary: Ssali Babu
Welfare & entertainment: Patrick Salvador
Equipment secretary: Daniel Kaliu
Members: Mark Lubega, Eric Amadi and Michel Ssebina