Newly-appointed Minister of Youth and Sports Ulemu Msungama kick-starts his familiarisation tours today in Blantyre where he is expected to meet Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) and some associations.
The minister is also scheduled to visit some sports facilities such as BAT Ground and Blantyre Sports Club.
In an interview yesterday, Msungama said his first port of call will be MNCS this morning.
He also hinted at discussing the issue of football resumption when he meets Football Association of Malawi (FAM) officials.
“As I said, I have not made a follow-up on the proposal to resume football, but since I am meeting FAM, it can as well be tackled,” said Msungama.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said: “We are looking forward to meeting the new minister so that we can start off with a big bang and open a new page.”
On Tuesday, the minister said he wants all sports associations affiliated to Sports Council to be active.
Msungama also said he will try to reach out to all of them.
He said: “I want to work with all sports codes and not just football or netball. I want to ensure that disciplines such as boxing and basketball get adequate financial subventions too because what they are allocated now is too little.”
However, the minister also said he is aware that some associations are failing to perform due to poor leadership.
“It’s sad that some associations have been reduced to briefcase bodies with just a few members running the show.”