Silver Strikers supporters have accused the club’s board of directors of breaching the club’s constitution by resolving that there should be no elections for the team’s main executive committee, which has outlived its mandate.
The supporters have demanded that there should be elections for both the board of trustees and a new executive committee before any constitutional changes are effected.
The board of trustees headed by retired football coach Kelvin Mmangisa met recently and resolved that the current Silver executive committee led by Oscar Mabulekesi should stay put and that all powers of electing/appointing a new executive committee be vested in the board of trustees.
The trustees’ decision has, however, not gone down well with a section of the club’s supporters, who are accusing the directors of breaching the club’s constitution.
The supporters, through former executive member Dennis Kachikho have written the directors demanding that elections for the executive committee be held as per constitutional requirement.
Kachikho confirmed authoring the letter on behalf of concerned supporters in an interview with Nyasa Times.
“It is true I wrote the letter on behalf of concerned supporters and I copied it to our sponsors and Super League of Malawi, (Sulom). I am not after any position in the executive but I do not want to see people raping the constitution in broad day light,” said Kachikho.
Section 7.2 of the club’s constitution stipulates that the tenure of office for the club’s executive committee shall be two years. The constitution further says elections for the executive shall be held during the club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) convened not later than four weeks after closure of the football season.
In the letter, Kachikho also calls upon the board of trustees to hold elections as per article 6.4 of the constitution, which says the trustees shall hold office for a period of two years.
Apart from former club chairman MacDonald Mafuta Mwale and a few others, who were incorporated into the board of trustees, the rest of the trustees have been holding office for close to nine years.
The board of trustees is yet to respond to the letter, which has received the backing of the team’s followers including former general secretary Owen Munthali and supporters committee chairman Kingsley ‘No Fear’ Malaya.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :