Sports Council will not release annual subvention to the Malawi Paralympics Committee (MPC) until they explain in writing how they spent the K2.3 million (about $6 764 at current exchange rate) grant they received from the International Paralympics Committee (IPC).
The money was meant for the aborted trip of local athletes to the 2012 London Games.
IPC is demanding a refund of the grant after MPC failed to send blind athletes Chisomo German and Janet Shedan alongside their guides Faith Labana and Chiyembekezo Jamali to London.
Sports Council executive secretary George Jana has said they will not discharge an annual allocation to MPC until they write a report to explain what happened with the IPC grant or explain how they are progressing with their fundraising activities.
“The IPC is flooding us with e-mails on what we are doing to refund the grant, yet the MPC is not telling us on paper how much they spent, how much is remaining and how much they have made from their fundraising activities.
“We will withhold their funding until these issues are sorted out,” said Jana.
MPC vice-general secretary George Luhanga, whose committee risks ban from international competitions if the IPC grant is not refunded, said they have written the report.
“We have now sent our report to council and we hope things will now be fine for us. It would be disaster for Malawi Paralympics if the council does not release funds for our activities this year,” said Luhanga.