Malawi university develop strategic plan for staff sports sssociation

Malawi’s University Staff Sports Association (UMSSA) has developed a strategic plan in order to be well organised to create benchmarks to achieve its objectives of promoting sports recreation, healthy lifestyle and culture development amongst staff members.

UMSSU games at Malawi University of Science and Technology

UMSSU games at Malawi University of Science and Technology

UMSSU netball games

UMSSU netball games

Malawi University of Scient and Techology in Thyolo

Malawi University of Scient and Techology in Thyolo

This was disclosed at the opening of the annual UMSSA Games which were hosted by Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) at Ndata in Thyolo on Saturday.

Staff from various constituent colleges of the University of Malawi (UNIMA), Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) and MUST meet on this day to promote convivial interaction amongst themselves.

UMSSA president Dr. Bernard Thole, said the strategic plan will be unveiled on July 21 at College of Medicine in Blantyre where there will be another staff sports day with participation of visiting University of Limpopo of South Africa.

“Our vision is ‘to be a leading professional organisation for the development of sports and recreation for staff in the universities of Malawi and all tertiary institutions’.

“Our  mission is ‘to delop and promote the involvement of staff in sports and recreation through structured and coordinated programmes’,” Thole said.

UNIMA Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Al Mtenje, praised UMSSA for coming up with the strategic plan.

“This gathering enhances camaraderie amongst he staff,” he said. “This develops not just the mind but the physical body.

“This year’s event is unique because it’s the biggest as it involves our associate members; LUANAR and MUST and I wish you an enjoyable experience.”

The launch of the strategic plan will also be used to prepare for the international games organised by the Southern Africa Universities Staff Association (SAUSSA) to be held in December.

UMSSA has been participating in these regional sports events, including the latest one that took place at University of Swaziland.

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