Malawi Anti-Doping Organisation (Mado) chairperson James Mwenda has been reappointed as the country’s representative in the Africa Zone VI Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (Rado) Board.
His second four-year term follows the Malawi Government’s approval through the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC).
“I am greatly humbled by this reappointment. It proves that my performance has been very good for the past four years. I thank the government of Malawi and MOC for trusting me with this important role,” Mwenda said.
Mado general secretary Leonard Sharra yesterday said it feels great to see their chairperson being trusted with the role for the second time.
During his first term at Mado, the former Football Association of Malawi (FAM) first vice-president was appointed as the region’s vice-chairperson on finance and administration.
Regional Anti-Doping Organisations (Rados) are entities designated by member countries to coordinate and manage delegated areas of their national anti-doping programmes.
These include the adoption and implementation of anti-doping rules, the planning and collection of samples, the management of results, the review of the conduct of hearings, and the conduct of educational programmes at regional level.
Rados are members of the World Anti-Doping Agency, a Canada-based foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.