Malawi Sports Council to shut down ‘briefcase’ associations

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.

James Chuma: Reforms.

James Chuma: Reforms.

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.

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madalo
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madalo
3 months 22 days ago
Thanks Chair. But you have to start scrutinizing MNCS first before going to Association. Jana who is the killing sport in the country by not giving resources due to Associations rather pocketing money himself for his own interest. Of recent MNCS purchased 5 vehicles while Association are lacking funding for preparation, they want to drive comfortable cars while sports is going down Stupid thinking? when it comes to travel you will see him, Mereka and Ruth both traveling one route in different cars pocketing allowances from Association grant. To hell with them. With people like Jana though Reforms to be… Read more »
Myao
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Myao
3 months 22 days ago

REFORMS SHOULD BE IN TANDEM WITH PERFORMANCE. UNDER PERFORMING ASSOCIATIONS LIKE F.A.M SHOULD ALSO BE DISSSOLVED!!! THEY’RE JUST A DRAIN ON OUR RESOURCES WHICH COULD’VE BEEN AIDED DRUGS IN OUR HOSPITALS!!!
INFACT ALL THESE ASSOCIATIONS SHOULD JUST BE DISSOLVED AND BE INCORPORATED INTO MNCS STRUCTURES AS DEPARTMENTS TO ENHANCE ACCOUNTABILITY. THEY’RE ALL FAILING BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT ACCOUNTABLE, THEY’RE NOT ACCOUNTABLE BECAUSE THERE’S NO ONE TO HOLD THEM TO ACCOUNT (YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN)!!

Chisale
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Chisale
3 months 21 days ago

I fully agree with Myao. I wonder why MNCS has been sleeping all these years. I believe they are also part of the mess. You have wasted most of the tax payers` money without being checked. Let us go back to the drawing board and start afresh

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