Pundits question NAM  timing and agenda for AGM

All looks set for the  Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) to hold its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lilongwe, the first of its kind in 4 years.

Rose Chinunda: AGM

The development has received mixed reactions from several netball lovers who claim Saturday’s AGM is not something Malawians should celebrate but rather question the agenda behind the meeting.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Steve Chigalu, a strong follower of netball said NAM has lost direction and needs complete ovehall if the country is to make strides in the sport at international level.

“How can we have an AGM without elections  and financial report? That tells you how disorganised NAM is and Saturday’s meeting is not something that will give us a clear picture of how the current NAM executive has destroyed our number one sport.

“I have no trust in Rose Chinunda (NAM President) and her entire executive because what she promised the netball fraternity four years ago is not what we have seen. We need a sharp bloom to sweep all the current leaders. I hope delegates at Saturday’s meeting will open their mouths for quick elections,” said Chigalu.

An observer said the current NAM executive need to explain to Malawians how they messed up Airtel sponsorship.

“I can’t really understand up to now how NAM lost the Airtel sponsorship which I thought was a game changer for our netball. I hear there were a lot of irregularities in the way funds meant for the Queens and Airtel competition were managed hence the loss.

“Malawians need to know and hear from  the horses mouth who happen to be NAM. Let’s hope on Saturday, delegates will be curious to probe how NAM lost that sponsorship. Further I expect delegates to call for a review of NAM constitution which I doubt if it really exists,” she said.

According to Chinunda,  Saturday’s meeting will among others  set the date for elections.

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