Feb 14, 2024 | News

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) is continuing to meet with various sports associations to discuss issues related to sports development in the country.

This follows the meetings he held in Lilongwe on Thursday, where he met with seven sports associations including the Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC), Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM), Draughts Association of Malawi (DAM), Netball Association of Malawi (NAM), Chess Association of Malawi (CHESSAM), weightlifting and Bodybuilding Association of Malawi, and Judo Association of Malawi (JAM).

Yesterday, Dr. Kamata held separate meetings with the Malawi Schools Sports Association (MASSA) and the Basketball Association of Malawi (BASMAL) at the MNCS head office in Blantyre. Today, Dr. Kamata welcomed the executive committee of the Golf Union of Malawi to his office in Blantyre.

One of the key issues that emerged from both meetings is the need for MASSA to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with sports associations that directly deal with MASSA. This will establish an organized approach to handling issues, instead of addressing them on an ad hoc basis and this will greatly contribute to the sports development at the grassroot

During the meetings, Dr. Kamata reminded the sports associations to be accountable for the resources they receive from the Government. He emphasized that funding comes from taxpayers’ money, and therefore, the associations should be accountable for every penny. He also stressed the importance of sports associations seeking alternative sources of income to fund their activities and programs, rather than relying solely on government funding.

BASMAL expressed their concern that basketball is struggling to grow in the country due to the deteriorating infrastructure in primary and secondary schools. This poses a major obstacle to the development and promotion of basketball in schools.

On the other hand, the Golf Union of Malawi congratulated Dr. Kamata on his appointment as CEO of MNCS. They pledged to work closely with the Council to ensure the development of golf in the country.

Since he was appointed CEO of MNCS, Dr. Kamata has met with ten sports associations. Similar meetings are expected to take place with other associations.

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