Mpinganjira snub handover of Netball Association of Malawi

Former longest serving Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) general secretary Helene Mpinganjira shunned the long awaited handover of office meeting  between the old committee and new officer bearers held at Malawi National Council of Sports premises in Blantyre on Saturday.

Mpinganjira, who was left seething with anger after losing her position to Carol Bapu by 27 to 17 votes during the April 13 elections held in Mzuzu, did not communicate the reasons for her absence.

According to one of the incumbent officials, who declined to be named, Mpinganjira did not communicate the reasons behind her absence which is contrary to the organisation’s Constitutional order.

“We don’t know why she didn’t come. She just sent handover notes,” said the official.

Mpinganjira: No show
Mpinganjira: No show

The incumbent president Rosy Chinunda, treasurer Abgail Sharrif,  vice-treasurer Jane Kachale and Brian Gausi vice-general secretary, who were in the previous committee and were re-elected,  attended the meeting.

But former Vice president Henry Kamata, who lost to Chimwemwe Kachingwe, did not also attend.

The official said the new committee would also contact their bank to see its financial position.

“Right we don’t know what we have in our bank accounts,” said the official.

The official said after the handover,  the new committee would get down to business.

Following the meeting Nam secretariat has disclosed that they had set May 11 as elections for regional committees while districts polls would be held a week later.

In a related development the incumbent general secretary Bapu said it was shameful to note that the association had poor communication system.

She said the association, which is regarded the second biggest after Football Association of Malawi  in terms of government and private sector support, operated using a personalised email address of Mpinganjira.

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