Civil Services United admits loss of revenue
Civil Services United has bemoaned rolling out commercialisation drive without a proper launch claiming it cost them revenue.
Civil General Secretary Ronald Chiwaula said they had planned to launch the initiative in December but suffered a setback as a consignment comprising replicas, among others, got stolen.
He also attributed failure to hold the launch to absence of Sports Minister Ulemu Msungama, who was out of the country.
“Initially the launch was scheduled to take place in December but unfortunately we failed. Now with the rise of Covid 19 cases, we cannot hold it now.
“It is a worrisome development because during the launch we were hoping to make more money through different activities including an auction,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chiwaula said the club was impressed with the response after the replicas hit the market on Thursday, whereby 55 people bought replicas.
“Much as our commercialisation drive will face obstacles with the break of the TNM Super League season we are optimistic that the club’s performance this season will attract people to buy replicas.
“We thought it wise to start selling replicas because we do not know when Covid 19 cases will reduce or end. The team is doing well and I am sure that this will increase sales,” Chiwaula said.
Civil are fifth in the TNM Super League with 16 points.