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Malawi Sports council dates association General Secretaries

By Edwin Mbewe

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-With an aim of bridging the gap which is there as far as sports management is concerned in the country, Malawi National Sports Council (MNSC) in the central region has organized a five day workshop for general Secretaries of different sports codes.

Sports Development officer at MNSC in the central region Wiza Msowoya

The workshop which has started on Monday, May 30,2022 at the Kamuzu Institute on Sports has drawn over 15 general Secretaries from different sports codes such as Malawi Boxing Association (MABA) Central Region Football Association (CRFA) Volleyball, Women Football, Basketball, Handball and among others.

According to one of the facilitators who is also Sports Development officer at MNSC in the central region, Wiza Msowoya, has said the workshop will help taking different sports codes in the highest level.

GS’s are now being equipped with knowledge and skills which they have been lacking in the past such as; on how the Association is supposed to be structured, how those structures are supposed to execute their duties, how to mobilize funds for their successful run of affairs.

The participants are also expected to know how to come up with strategic plans at the same time, how to achieve, monitor and evaluate them.

“We saw some gaps that have been there regarding management of sports in the region, We do realise and appreciate that the general Secretaries are the people responsible for running of sports that is day today affairs of sports associations hence coming up with this workshop to equip the participants with knowledge and skills for the betterment of running of sports.

“By the end of this workshop we expect these participants will be in a better position to manage sports in a better way. We are delighted that the participants have been overwhelmed with the course and we believe they will manage sports well once the course is concluded”, Msowoya lamented.

One of the participants, General Secretary for Central Zone Basketball Association, Jim Chakholoma hailed Malawi National Sports Council Central region for coming up with the workshop saying it will help to build his Sports management capacity.

“We have been operating before and assumed we were doing it correctly but with the introduction of the course today.

“It has opened our eyes on how the executive Committees are supposed to execute their affairs. After this course I will be totally different person from a person that I came,” he said.

Chikholoma adds, “It has been just a day and with the interaction with my fellow general Secretaries from other sports codes I have noticed quite different things.

“I will share with my fellow executive members and hoping to improve in our capacity, let me urge Sports council to continue arranging these workshops even to the chairpersons”.

The workshop has started on Monday, May 30 and is expected to close on June 3, 2023.