Nyasa Big Bullets have said they will have an elective annual general meeting (AGM) later this month.
The club’s chairperson Noel Lipipa and board of trustees secretary Jim Kalua confirmed the development at the weekend.
Lipipa said in accordance with the resolution that was made at the last extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in July last year, their term of office has expired.
“We were elected in an interim basis and it was resolved that we would be in office for a six-month period and based on my simple calculations, our tenure of office has expired.
“Those that would still want to continue will have to seek fresh mandate,” said Lipipa.
The Bullets boss also declared his interest to seek re-election.
He also said prior to the executive committee elections, the club will also conduct polls for the main supporters committee polls.
“Oh yes, I will definitely seek re-election and I shall be unveiling my manifesto soon, suffice to say that my goal is to see to it that the drive to turn the club into a commercial entity is realised.”
On his part, Kalua said apart from fulfilling the EGM’s resolution to have the polls held this month, “it is also imperative that the incoming committee should have ample time to prepare for the new season.
“We would love to have the AGM within this month, but the challenge we have is that supporters need to renew their membership. So, that could force us to delay it to the first weekend of next month.”
Kalua also said this time around, the trustees will scrutinise the aspirants before they can be endorsed to contest.
He also said details regarding the AGM will be announced in due course.
Meanwhile, supporters committee chairperson Stone Mwamadi has said he will also seek re-election.
“I am happy to have brought sanity and discipline among Bullets fans whereby when they have concerns, they raise them through proper channels.
“We also successfully stopped the gate-collections theft and there is now order,” he said.
Mwamadi also declared his support for Lipipa.
“I am 100 percent behind Lipipa because of the stability he has brought in the management of the team. He successfully negotiated for a loan to pay the players’ signing-on fees and during his tenure, the players were being paid in time.
“Over and above that, he kick-started the process of commercialising the club by setting up a secretariat,” he said. n