Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) president Rosy Chinunda has asked affiliates to vote for women during regional committee elections.
The association will hold elections tomorrow [Saturday] in all the three regions of the country.
In the Central Region, elections will be held on Sunday at Lilongwe Community Centre ground.
“It is NAM’s wish to have women run netball affairs which is also in accordance with International Netball Federation rules. We have asked affiliates to entrust women with the positions,” she said.
Chinunda said they have put in place independent observers to oversee the polls.
“We want the polls to be free and fair. We will have two independent observers, preferably two journalists who will come to cover the elections,” she said.
Following an amendment of NAM constitution, the elected officer-bearers will be in office for four years.
The campaign to have women run netball affairs started at NAM elections last month where only one man Brown Gausi was voted into the committee as vice-general secretary.
In the Central Region, Fanuel Katengeza, who is seeking re-election as chairperson, is expected to face stiff competition from Civonets team manager Patricia Jumbe and Lilongwe and Districts Netball League (LDNL) chairperson Bofina Makina.