The Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) will hold its annual general meeting (AGM) next month in the northern city of Mzuzu, according to NAM president Rosy Chinunda.
The news brings a sigh of relief to NAM affiliates who have been pressing for the AGM since the start of this year.
“It is true we have delayed, but we have valid reasons and there is no need to apologise because it was beyond us. We were finalising the formulation of a new constitution,” said Chinunda.
NAM also announced that the new constitution has extended the tenure for the executive committee from three to four years, with effect from the Mzuzu AGM.
Chinunda said the date of the AGM will be announced next week, when their legal team presents the final draft of the amended constitution.
She said over 42 delegates are expected to participate in the elections. The figure is slightly lower than in previous elections because this time around teams will not vote.
“District chairpersons and their general secretaries and regional bodies are the ones who will vote during the elections, according to the new constitution,” said Chinunda
She also said the AGM is budgeted at slightly over K2 million (about $5 714), which has been sourced from the private sector.
“We have sourced the money form individuals and corporate world who have pledged to fund the AGM. We have received positive responses and we are sure of the funding,” said Chinunda.
NAM also said because of the AGM, they are yet to confirm the dates when Malawi Queens will travel to Jamaica to play in a Tri-Tournament that also include England and the hosts.