Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) says it will close down all sports associations operating without proper structures., the board chairperson of the council James Chuma has disclosed.
He said this is part of the reforms program which government is championing.
“Yes I can assure you that as Malawi National Council of Sports, we have an obligation to monitor operations of every association that access government funding.
“We have over 43 associations that are housed under MNCS but not all of them are operating in the manner we want them to, hence the decision to take them head on,” said Chuma in an interview witht Nyasa Times.
Commenting on what action they will take if some associations do not comply with MNCS procedures, the former Mighty Be Forward Wanderers chairman said they will have to take stiffer action on those who do not comply with the procedures.
“We will not go outside the parameters of any association. As a body mandated to monitor operations of each and every association in the country, we will close down any association found in the wrong. We do not want to have associations that are just abusing government funds.
“You saw what happened recently in Lilongwe during a title fight where our boxers were embarrassed by foreign opponents. We don’t want such things to happen again and we will take stiff action on the association related. This exercise will commence on Monday 6 June and we hope to come up with results very soon,” said Chuma.
This is the first time MNCS has taken such a board step as part of the reform programs which government is undertaking across all sectors.